Joseph Rodriguez is an international orchestral musician, recitalist and teacher. In 2015, music director Louis Langrée appointed Mr. Rodriguez as second/assistant principal trombonist in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He has held positions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Zurich at the Zurich Opera House, and has served on the faculties of University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music (CCM), Northern Illinois University, Concordia University, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and the Marrowstone Music Festival.
Mr. Rodriguez has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, American Composers Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has appeared as soloist in Japan, Germany, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Texas. He toured North America with the “Star Wars in Concert” Orchestra featuring narrator Anthony Daniels (C3P0) and HD video. As a clinician, Mr. Rodriguez has visited Peabody Conservatory, DePaul University, Texas Christian University, The Ohio State University and many other institutions. As a chamber musician, he recorded and performed with the renowned Chicago Trombone Consort and the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra. He has participated in the Alessi Seminar, National Orchestral Institute and Brevard Music Festival.
Mr. Rodriguez is the first trombonist to receive the prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School and holds degrees from DePaul University and the University of Texas at Arlington. His primary teachers include Joseph Alessi, Mark Fisher, Jay Friedman, Charles Vernon, Darren McHenry, Dennis Bubert and Andrew Russell. He is married to the amazing hornist, Margaret Tung.