Joe was born and raised (and still lives) in Buffalo, NY. He went to Orchard Park High School where his musical interests instantly took off. Joe performed in many ensembles including Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Concert Band, Quaker Marching Band, Fiddling group, Musical Pit Orchestra, and a few others. These groups exposed him to many styles, genres, textures, orchestration, patterns, rhythms, etc. He found this intriguing and fascinating and wanted to explore the idea of writing something his self. With the guidance of the Orchard Park High School music teachers, Joe went on to have two original compositions written and premiered before he graduated high school.Joe went on to attend SUNY Fredonia where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Music Business. The thought process was to start a music composition/arrangement business and learn how to keep the creative end while managing the business end. During his collegiate studies, Joe became a member of the American Society of Composers Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) and had several other premier performances of his original compositions. In addition, his compositions/arrangements gained over half-a-million views on YouTube.After graduating with Latin honors, Joe decided to enter the professional work force. He currently works at GEICO Insurance where he is part of a management training program. In his free time, he works with the Northwestern High School Marching Band (Albion, PA) as their arranger.