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Joseph Van Hassel is a Connecticut-based percussionist specializing in orchestral and chamber music. Performance highlights include premieres of works by Libby Larsen, Joseph Turrin, and David Macbride, engagements at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland, and the 2007 PASIC Focus Day in Columbus, Ohio. He has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the Midwest and east coast, and toured with the 2008 Juniper Music Festival. Joseph has recorded for the Equilibrium label and with the Percussion Group Cincinnati for Mode Records. He serves as a member of the percussion faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan, and currently teaches percussion at Simsbury High School in Connecticut. His teachers include Roger Braun, the Percussion Group-Cincinnati, and Ben Toth. He has earned degrees from Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Hartt School of Music.