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Dr. Joyce Hsu is an in-demand trombonist, clinician, and teacher. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in Trombone Performance and Pedagogy from Oklahoma State University. A native of Taiwan, she also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the oldest and most prestigious art college in her country, National Taiwan University of Arts. While in living in El Paso, Texas she had the pleasure of performing with the Rio Bravo Trombone Quartet, El Paso Jazz Collective, salsa group, Azúcar, and the El Paso Winds. She has also been a member of award-winning Oklahoma State Trombone Octet. As an educator Dr. Hsu has served as the Director of Trombone Ensembles at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she coached the UTEP Trombone choir. Under her tenure the group was invited to perform at the 2019 Big 12 Trombone Conference, in Lubbock, TX. She served as an adjudicator for low brass juries at New Mexico State University and Assistant Director of the El Paso Youth Jazz Ensemble. As of Fall 2019, Dr. Hsu and her husband have relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she is currently a freelance trombonist and teacher. Her students often range from elementary school through University, where she maintains competitive piano and trombone studios. Dr. Hsu’s students are consistently ranked among the most proficient of their peers; they are performance scholarship recipients and are active participants in TMEA All-Region bands and State Solo and Ensemble Contests.