Joseph Alcocer

Violin, Viola, Suzuki in the Schools Teacher

Joseph Alcocer

SAA Member


Ypsilanti, MI
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Joseph Alcocer is a graduate student in music education at Eastern Michigan University. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in violin performance from Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX) and majored in music education at Texas State University, where he was one of the first teachers in the Texas State University String Project. A Texas native, Joseph began playing violin in his elementary school strings program in Midland, Texas and explored his Mexican heritage through mariachi music. Joseph is a fervent advocate of public school music education, he taught privately for seven years in Central Texas and taught orchestra in the public schools most recently at Manor High School and Manor New Tech High School where he provided a high level of teaching to an underprivileged student base. Prior to moving to Michigan, Joseph performed as a section violinist with several orchestras in Texas including: Round Rock Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Temple Symphony, Laredo Philharmonic, and Gilbert and Sullivan Austin.

Joseph currently is String Instrument Specialist with the brand-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 plays with Michigan Philharmonic and Adrian Symphony and throughout southeast Michigan. Joseph has recently begun registering violin training in the Suzuki Method, his teachers include Melissa Kraut (ECC) David Strom (Book 1) and Laurie Scott (Book 2.) Joseph’s primary violin teachers include Mario Dimitrov, Lynn Ledbetter, Eugene Gratovitch, Grace Youn, and he currently studies with Dan Foster, a former pupil of Paul Rolland. Joseph’s professional affiliations include American String Teacher’s Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, and Mu Phi Epsilon, professional music fraternity.