Joe Mount earned his BM in Music Education at Wright State University ('78), and an MA in Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music ('86). While in Cincinnati, he studied horn with Michael Hatfield, principal horn of the Cincinnati Symphony. He earned an MM in Horn at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Joe worked as a management fellow for the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Milwaukee Symphony and Cincinnati Composer's Guild, and accepted a position in 1986 as the Director of Outreach at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a position he still holds. At UNCSA, Joe manages a variety of statewide and community outreach programs, and also manages the student Career Services office.
An active professional musician, he is a hornist in the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony, the Carolina Chamber Symphony, and the Giannini Brass (www.gianninibrass.com). He is a founder and artistic co-director of the Carolina Summer Music Festival (www.carolinachambersymphony.org).
Joe lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife Martha, a physician assistant (and fellow hornist). He has three children: Michael, Katherine and Eric.