Instructor
Joined in
2016

Joshua

Instructor

Teaches Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

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Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

About Joshua

Joshua Kukec is a recent graduate of Elmhurst College, graduating Magna Cum Laude with his degree in Music Education and receiving a performance certificate. He is currently the 5th Grade Beginning Band Director in East Aurora District 131 teaching at Allen, Bardwell, Gates, Krug, and Rollins Elementary Schools.  Joshua is also at Hinsdale South High School as a Woodwind Instructor for the marching band program.

During his time at Elmhurst, Joshua has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Jazz Lab Band, BLUE Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Varsity Band, the Pit Orchestra and various saxophone quartets.

He has also performed with the West Suburban Concert Band, Route 66 Concert Band, local churches, and community theatres in the west and south suburbs. In the past, Joshua has played with the Morton College Community Concert Band and MC Jazz Band.

Joshua is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity and served as Past Chapter President, Vice President, and Fraternity Education Officer. Joshua was also a member of 5 other Honors Societies in College and has affiliations with NAfME, ACDA, and NASA.

Picked to perform in the 2013 and 2015 Honor’s Recital, Joshua’s accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the 2013 and 2014 Elmhurst College Concerto Competition, and five time Outstanding Soloist Award from the Skyway Jazz Festival.  His saxophone quartet, The Crimson Saxophone Quartet have been the winners of the 2015 and 2016 Elmhurst College Honors Chamber Ensembles Recital, and in 2016 had the opportunity to perform for the Elmhurst College Performance and Research Showcase.

Joshua has also had a chance to teach, perform and adjudicate music in Jamaica. He has performed in various venues that include Orchestra Hall, Allstate Arena, and Ravinia Festival. He has performed for composers Robert Sheldon, James Curnow, Z. Randall Stroope and Philip Sparke. He has also performed with well known artists; Andrea Bocelli, Heather Headley, Bobby McFerrin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Nicole Cabell, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Joshua Kukec
Fox Valley Music & Arts 630-577-0820 Aurora IL