Student Profile: Joel

Directing his Own Band
Joel: Music Major

Joel organized and conducts his own Kansas City big band — the Trouble Clefs — while on breaks from pursuing a music major at Truman State University. For him, it’s a constant learning process — learning to teach, learning how to share music. His positive experience with band directors in high school and as a student at Truman where he found faculty who were always willing to have a conversation with students are the same type of experiences he hopes to share with his own students one day.

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