Joseph Gumpper || String Orchestra
Joseph Gumpper joined ESYO in 2008 and currently serves as the ESYO String Orchestra conductor. Joe’s primary instrument is violin. A graduate of Crane School of Music and the College of Saint Rose, Joe began his career in the Shenendehowa School District, where he first taught in the elementary schools before becoming the director of the Middle School orchestras. Since 2006, he has served as the High School Orchestra Director at Shenendehowa’s East and West High Schools. In his current position, Joe conducts three orchestras. Joe also maintains a private studio.
Joe has been guest conductor for several All-County and Area-All State festivals, and has conducted workshops for CASDA, a local teacher training organization. An active freelancer, Joe also plays fiddle with several local bands. He currently plays with Rusticator, an acoustic folk group.