Joel M. Graham

Title: Visiting Professor of Music, Director of  Bands
Department: Music
Instruments:  Trumpet, Trombone
Degrees: B.M., University of Southern Maine; M.M., University of New Hampshire; D.M.A., George Mason University

Contact Info
Phone: (814) 332-3304

Office Info

Office Location: Arnold Hall of Music,  M114
Office Hours – Fall 2022:

Mondays – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesdays – 11:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesdays – 10:00am – 12:00pm
or by Appointment

Dr. Joel M. Graham is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Allegheny College. There directs the Wind Symphony and teaches courses in music history. Previously, he was the Director of Bands at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he directed the Scot Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Scot Marching band, and taught courses in music education and conducting. While completing his terminal degree at George Mason University he taught courses in music history and music theory. During that doctoral program he studied conducting with Professor Mark Camphouse and Dr. Dennis Layendecker, Colonel USAF retired.

Past teaching appointments include directing the music programs at Lee Academy in Lee, ME and at Kents Hill School in Readfield, ME. During his time in Maine, he also directed the Robert Browne Hall Memorial Band in Oakland, ME. Under his leadership, that ensemble performed an active performance schedule of up to ten performances per year with musicians ranging from young novices to retired professionals.

Graham earned his Master of Arts degree in conducting from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Dr. Andrew Boysen and served as the graduate assistant to bands. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education at the University of Southern Maine, where he studied with Dr. Peter Martin.

In addition to his conducting and education career, he has maintained an active performance schedule on trumpet and trombone and has been featured as solo artist with the multiple ensembles in New England. He studied trumpet privately with Professor Elizabeth Rines, Professor Trent Austin, and Dr. Robert Stibler.

​Graham was named a semi-finalist in the American Prize Conducting Competition in 2016 and a finalist in 2020.