Brass Instructor, The Cadets
Joseph A. Guimaraes was born in Recifé, Brazil and holds dual Brazilian and American citizenship. He is presently a Doctoral of Musical Arts student at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Before accepting the brass quintet assistantship at UGA, Joseph studied at the Yale School of Music, where he obtained his Master's of Music degree. Preceding his studies at Yale, Joseph earned his bachelor’s of Music degree from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida, and before that, he studied Marine Biology at Florida Atlantic University.
Mr. Guimaraes is a 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. The fellowship committee awarded Joseph this prestigious award as one of thirty inductees among nearly eighteen hundred applicants. As part of this lifetime award, he was a recipient of an educational, and professional development stipend.
In 2015 Mr. Guimaraes launched his company The Valve Beanie and founded The Mouthpieces for All Initiative (TMPFAI). TMPFAI is a project whose mission is to promote and encourage music education to youth while bringing focus and understanding to specific humanistic elements taught through the arts that can be synthesized into day-to-day life. With the help and support of renowned mouthpiece maker Terry Warburton, TMPFAI sent its first mouthpiece aid package to Recifé, Brazil in May 2016. Since then, TMPFAI has donated over twenty-thousand dollars worth of equipment to students both in the United States and abroad.
Joseph is an advocate of music education and its positive impact on the human condition. With TMPFAI, he hopes to pave the way for national musical education reforms.
Publications such as The New York Times, The New American, The Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, Yale University News, Yale University School of Music, Lynn University’s iPulse, and the Chronicle of Higher Education have featured Mr. Guimaraes and his philanthropy efforts.
Joseph participated in the 2017 World Leadership Forum held in New York City, the 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fall Conference, and was an auditor for the Symposium on Music in Schools hosted by the Yale School of Music in June of 2017.
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