Posted on November 1, 2013
Joe Hartigan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2015, with a double degree in Music Education and Music Performance. He studied with Jeff Fisher (Boston Ballet), Fred Buda (Boston Pops), James Lattini and Mark Wheeler. At UML Joe received the Robert Loyola Scholarship for percussion performance in 2014, and received the UML distinguished Performer Award in 2015. As an educator Joe has worked for the Community Music Center of Boston where he has worked as an elementary school music teacher in the Boston Public Schools, taught private drum lessons, coached rock/jazz ensembles and runs an Early Childhood drum class. He has also worked as a private drum teacher for Univeristy Music in Lowell and Miguel’s School of Music in Dracut. As a performer, Joe has played throughout the New England area with a number of different ensembles, with varying styles of music ranging from classical to jazz and pop. As a freelance performer, Joe has played in the Concord Orchestra, the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony, Roma Italian Marching Band, Boston Windjammers and St. Alfios Italian Marching Band. Joe is an active member as a drum kit player in the Deep Blue “C” Studio Orchestra, Diversions (jazz/latin) and Visionary (world music). Joe was a founding member in his own groups Slam Kitchen (funk/hip-hop), Spooky Ghost (psychedelic funk rock) and Glove Pilot (experimental jazz).