Joseph Alcocer

Violin, Viola, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Joseph Alcocer

SAA Member


Ypsilanti, MI
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Joseph Alcocer, is a violinist and string teacher.

He is a string specialist for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. His duties include co-directing the Tappan Middle School Orchestras, assisting the Skyline High School Philharmonic, and directing three 5th grade strings programs. He maintains a thriving private studio and also directs the Livingston Youth Orchestra in Brighton, MI.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in violin performance from Huston-Tillotson University, he majored in Music Education at Texas State University and has completed work toward a Master of Music degree from Eastern Michigan University. Joseph has also registered training in the Suzuki Violin Method and Suzuki in the Schools.

As an advocate for the Suzuki in the Schools Movement, Joseph uses his background to enhance the school orchestra curriculum with Suzuki Method principles and pedagogy. Joseph’s previous teaching positions include co-teaching 5th & 6th grade strings for Brighton (MI) Area Schools and teaching high school orchestra in his native Texas.

As a violinist, he regularly performs as a member of Michigan Philharmonic, Dearborn Symphony, Adrian Symphony, and in various freelance settings throughout southeast Michigan. During the summer, Joseph is on the violin and chamber music faculty at the Michigan ASTA string camp, the Novi High School Orchestra Camp, and the Pioneer High School Orchestra Interlochen retreat.