Thomas Joseph holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA). He studied composition under Andrey Kasparov, Associate Professor of Music at ODU, and Mark Chambers. Joseph has additional studies in piano and horn. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Old Dominion Community Music Program for Theory and Composition. Joseph was awarded the Undergraduate Research Award at ODU to facilitate a recital, which included an original work titled Quartet (2009-2010) for soprano saxophone, vibraphone, acoustic guitar and harpsichord. This work also served as a teaching aid during the Undergraduate Research Symposium in which he lectured on the creative and organizational process of music composition.