Joe Millea, D.M.A.

A Phoenix, AZ-based percussionist, music educator, and composer, Joe Millea is currently Associate Director of Heartland Marimba, a member of the Heartland Marimba Quartet, and Principal Percussionist of the Phoenix Brass Collective. He also teaches applied and class percussion at Grand Canyon University. Previously, Joe served as a Faculty member at Sam Houston State University, Collins College, and National American University teaching courses in applied percussion, drumline, percussion methods, music appreciation, digital audio, music theory, music history, music business, and music composition. He also serves as associate production manager for the Oh My Ears new music festival.

Joe received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Master’s and D.M.A Degrees in Music Performance from Arizona State University. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London, England with assistance from a Leverhulme postgraduate studentship. Joe is an endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets, Black Swamp Percussion and Marimba One marimbas.