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Joseph Damian Foley, a native of Concord, New Hampshire, enjoys a varied career as a much sought-after performer, conductor, and educator. He attended Boston University where he studied trumpet with Roger Voisin, Rolf Smedvig, and Peter Chapman. He received both his BM and MM degrees at BU and was twice given the award for "Outstanding Brass Player." He also studied with James Pandolfi, Vince Penzerella, Julio Tancredi, and Arnold Jacobs. Foley is principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) of Houston, TX. . He has also performed and toured with such ensembles as the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Ballet of London, and the New York Philharmonic. He is a former member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, which garnered grand prizes at six chamber music competitions during his tenure, including the International Brass Quintet Competition in Narbonne, France.