Joseph Beverly is a clarinetist and saxophonist based out of the Tampa Bay area. He currently holds the 3rd/Bass 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 performed with The Florida Orchestra, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic, Annapolis Symphony, "Chief's Own" Air Force Band, HUB Opera Company, St. Petersburg Opera, Macon Symphony, Georgia Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta. Joseph has performed as soloist on clarinet and saxophone with The Florida Orchestra, the University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra and 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.