A graduate of Anoka High School (go Tornadoes!), north of the Twin Cities, Josh Cameron is the only native Minnesotan in Copper Street Brass. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree at St. Olaf College, under the tutelage of Dr. Martin Hodel, and his Master of Music at the University of Minnesota where he studied with Dr. David Baldwin and Gary Bordner, formerly with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Josh has also studied jazz/commercial styles as well as other performance techniques with trumpeters Kelly Rossum, Eric Jacobsen, and opera vocalist Audrey Stottler.
Widely known as a versatile freelance performer in the Twin Cities and Upper midwest, Josh also spends many of his evenings getting his high note workout in (and also workin’ his dance moves!), playing lead trumpet with the funk/soul group High and Mighty. On the other side of the horn, he has appeared with several regional orchestras and chamber ensembles such as the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Minneapolis Civic Orchestra.
Josh is also a dedicated and passionate educator, formerly teaching at MacPhail Center for Music and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and currently maintaining a home studio including students of all ages and ability levels. He welcomes the challenge of meeting each student where they are and helping them develop and achieve their goals. Josh is an active clinician in the Midwest and offers sectional coaching and masterclasses covering a wide array of topics from his broad, diverse career in music.
In addition to being a performing artist in Copper Street since 2016, Josh also lends his fundraising, marketing, logistics, and other administrative expertise in the non-profit field to the staff of CSB. He has been an integral part of growing the organization’s fundraising efforts over the past several seasons and loves to put his energy into an organization where he can be an essential piece of the production both on stage and behind the scenes.