Josue Jimenez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is currently an adjunct professor
at Austin Peay State University and Tennessee State University where he teaches tuba
and euphonium. He is also on faculty at the Pre-College department at Indiana University
Jacobs School of Music and Luzerne Music Center. He has performed with The Cleveland
Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, Cleveland Opera Theater and Atlantic Classical Orchestra,
among others. He is also a recipient of the Cleveland Institute of Music Future of
Music Faculty Fellowship, an initiative to elevate Black and Latinx educators within
the music academy. Jimenez has given recitals as a guest doctoral student at Northwestern
University Bienen School of Music and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He
has given masterclasses in Costa Rica, United States, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Belize, Colombia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Jimenez is dedicated to commissioning new music for tuba, especially from underrepresented
voices. He has already commissioned the first unaccompanied work for tuba from a composer
from Costa Rica, Sergio Delgado, in the history of the country. Josue is currently
working on a CD for horn, tuba and piano. The recording will include two new works
for this ensemble. It is planned to be released in the Spring 2022.
Josue began his studies at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, and completed
his undergraduate studies and graduated magna cum laude from Lynn University Conservatory
of Music. Later, he earned his master's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
His main teachers include Andres Porras, Kenneth Amis, Yasuhito Sugiyama, Daniel Perantoni
and Demondrae Thurman. Jimenez is an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
He was previously an Associate Instructor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,
where he is currently a candidate for the doctorate degree in music performance with
a minor in music education. Josue is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium