Josh Biere has held the position of Principal Tuba with Madison Symphony since 2013 and has performed with numerous professional orchestras in the region including the Milwaukee Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony, Elgin Symphony, Dubuque Symphony and many others. He holds degrees from Illinois Wesleyan University and Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Wisconsin as a Paul J. Collins Distinguished fellow.
A highly sought after-educator, Biere previously maintained a studio of over 50 tuba and euphonium students in the Chicago area with some of the region’s best music programs. His students consistently find success in regional and all-state bands and orchestras, and often receive scholarships to continue their studies in colleges and universities across the country. He has given guest recitals and masterclasses at UW Madison, as well as Illinois Wesleyan University, and serves on the Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Leadership Council for the School of Music. As a soloist, he appeared with the Madison Symphony in the 2018-2019 season, and will appear next year with the UW- Madison Symphony as the recent winner of their concerto competition.