Joseph Pluth, Jr. is a trumpeter, conductor, and music educator living in Gilbert, AZ. He is on Adjunct Music Faculty at International Baptist College and Seminary in Chandler, AZ, currently teaching Sightsinging/Ear Training I & II, as well as teaching private lessons, both at IBCS and at The Music Store in Mesa, AZ. He also conducts the Tri-City Baptist Church Orchestra and Brass Ensemble and performs as a freelance trumpeter with multiple East Valley ensembles.

Joe has over 20 years of teaching experience at all levels from elementary to adults, having directed Elementary, Jr. High, and High School bands and instrumental ensembles, choirs, handbell ensembles, general music classes, and private music lessons in schools and churches in Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois. He has also performed with a variety of community ensembles, including bands, choirs, theatre groups, and opera companies as both a trumpeter and a light lyric tenor.

Joe earned his Master of Music in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, IL in 2003 after completing his B.A. in Sacred Music at Northland International University in 2000.