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 pursuing a Master of Music Education degree at the School of Music and Dance at Eastern Michigan University. A native Texan, Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in violin performance from Huston-Tillotson University and majored in music education at Texas State Universty

Currently, Joseph is the String Instrument Specialist for the new orchestra program at Brighton Area Schools. He maintains a thriving private violin and viola studio and continues to be in-demand as a violinist. He regularly plays with Michigan Philharmonic, Dearborn Symphony, and Adrian Symphony and is an active freelancer throughout southeast Michigan. During the upcoming summer, Joseph will be teaching violin at the Michigan ASTA string camp and performing as a member of the Gilman Light Opera Orchestra of Gilbert and Sullivan Austin.

As a teacher, Joseph seeks to empower more people of color and children from low-income households to reap the benefits of studying a stringed instrument. Joseph regularly incorporates works by people of color, women, and LGBT composers into his recitals and into his teaching.

Joseph has registered teacher training in the Suzuki Method through Book 4. His teachers include Melissa Kraut, David Strom, Laurie Scott, and Mark Mutter.