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Joseph Van Hassel

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

(614) 205-6594

Office Hours:

Mon: 11:50am-12:45pm
Tue: 11:00am-1:30pm
Wed: 10:45am-12:55pm
Thur: 11:00am-12:00pm

Joseph Van Hassel

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Named an "emerging artist" of 2013 by the international Percussive Arts Society, Joseph Van Hassel is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting young percussion performers and educators in the field. Performance highlights include Carnegie Hall, the Cincinnati MusicNow Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the Hindemith Center in Switzerland. He has performed with numerous orchestras and big bands throughout the Midwest and East coast, and on tour with the 2008 Juniper Chamber Music Festival. A versatile artist in many genres, Joseph has performed or recorded with the Percussion Group Cincinnati, Roland Vazquez, Bernard Woma, and the Ethos Percussion Group. He has worked with composers Steve Reich, Joseph Schwantner, William Bolcom, Erik Griswold, David Gillingham, Jennifer Higdon, John Corigliano, Matthew Burtner, Jere Hutcheson, and Libby Larsen. Active in the performance of new repertoire, Joseph has individually commissioned and premiered works by Stuart Saunders Smith, Dary John Mizelle, David Macbride, Jenny Bernard Merkowitz, Janis Mercer, Dan VanHassel, and Michael Barnhart. Joseph can be heard on recordings for the Mode, Innova, and Equilibrium record labels, and is currently at work recording his debut solo CD. 

Joseph earned degrees from Ohio University, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Hartt School, and endorses Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets. For more information please visit his website:

Educational Background:

D.M.A., Percussion/Music History, The Hartt School M.M., Percussion, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music B.M., Percussion, Ohio University

Classes Being Taught:

Applied Percussion Lessons

Percussion Ensemble

Jazz Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Studio

Lab Space: