Joseph Beverly is a clarinetist and saxophonist based out of the Tampa Bay area. He currently holds the Bass Clarinet/Clarinet position in The Florida Orchestra, Principal Clarinet of the St. Petersburg Opera and is the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the University of Tampa. Joseph received his Masters of Music in clarinet Performance from the University of Maryland and received his BM in Clarinet Performance from the University of Georgia. He is a founding member of the Potomac Winds and is an active chamber and orchestral musician. Also an active teacher, Joseph currently maintains his own private studio and formerly taught clarinet at Southern Wesleyan University. He has given masterclasses at DePaul University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Maryland, University of Florida, University of South Florida, and Wintergreen's LEAD Academy.
He has performed with The Florida Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, "Chief's Own" Air Force Band, St. Petersburg Opera, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. He also performed with the Annapolis Symphony on their 2022 tour to Spain. Joseph has performed as soloist on clarinet and saxophone with The Florida Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra, The University of Tampa Wind Ensemble and as a guest with the Pinellas Youth Symphony. He was a finalist in the Army Band National Collegiate Solo Competition and was awarded First Prize in the 23-25 age division of the International Great Composers Competition for the 17th and 18th century categories.
Joseph has participated in the Clarinet Academy of America, the Eastern Music Festival, and the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival. Joseph's primary teachers were D. Ray McClellan and Robert DiLutis. He is also a sales rep for Lohff and Pfeiffer clarinets.