Joseph Eckelkamp is an accomplished solo recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, and cabaret arranger. His work for the Lincoln County R-III school district has included playing for musicals, concerts, competitions, and festivals for TBHS as a pianist and horn player, arranging and performing for Tonali-T show choir, and daily accompanying duties at TMS & TSMS. He has performed works on piano, F Horn, and organ such as the Fauré Requiem, Carmina Burana with the Nashville Ballet, and selections from the symphonic and chamber works of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Gershwin, and Schubert among others. His work in theatre has included over 50 separate shows.
He attended East Central College and the University of Missouri - St. Louis studying piano performance under the tutelage of Dr. Jennifer Judd and Alla Voskoboynikova, jazz studies with Jim Widner and Ken Kehner, and music theory with Dr. Diane Tuliatos and Dr. Zachary Cairns. He has studied conducting from professionals with various orchestras and choruses in the greater St. Louis area.
While attending university he worked with musicians ranging from the Arianna String Quartet, Lou Marini, Ney Rosauro, Wayne Bergeron, and Arturo Sandoval, as well as being a studio musician and theatre orchestra performer. Joseph performed for the debut concerts of new works by Dr. Barbara Harbach, and new arrangements by various jazz arrangers.
In addition to his experience as a musician, Joseph apprenticed as a pipe organ builder, worked for Yamaha in their piano sales division, and has worked professionally in entertainment as a lighting designer, stage manager, conductor, and author.
Joseph is passionate about bridging various art forms to teach and learn in multiple disciplines. During his free time Joseph enjoys writing, film reviews, travel, and theatre. Joseph is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Organ Historical Society. His current projects include preparing two recital programs for performance this spring and a number of arrangements for piano 4 hands ensemble.