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04) Joseph B. Earp

Joseph Benjamin Earp was born on March 20, 1984.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina,  Charlotte (North Carolina).  In 2009, he was awarded the U. N. C. Charlotte Alumni Achievement Award.  Mr. Earp’s “Robinson Suite” is the winner of the 2010 Claude T. Smith Composition Contest sponsored by Phi Beta Mu (Lambda Chapter).  In the fall of 2012, Mr. Earp received the Cox Mill High School Academic Booster Outstanding Teacher Award.  Joseph resides in Concord, North Carolina with his wife, Mary Beth, and son, Jackson.

 Joseph Earp currently serves as Director of Bands at Cox Mill High School (Concord, North Carolina).  Fall 2009 marked the grand opening for Cox Mill and Mr. Earp is cultivating a strong and successful program from the beginning.  The “Spirit of Cox Mill” Band program has earned many superior ratings and awards both indoor and out.  He has also taught at Robbinsville Middle and High Schools (North Carolina), Seneca High School (South Carolina) and Explore! beyond school (North Carolina). 

Mr. Earp has been commissioned on several occasions, including band works for high school ensembles, honor bands and a Brass Choir.  In addition to composition he has arranged many works for marching band and small ensembles.  



BKJ is proud to offer Joseph Earp's ROBINSON SUITE. This 2010 winner of the Claude T. Smith composition contest is in three movements; Fanfare, Andante, and Chorale & Allegro. They have a distinctly fresh and crisp sound and the scoring is rich and full of color.  An mp3 excerpt of each movement is below. 


Robinson Suite (Concert Band) Duration 7 min. 30 sec.
Full score and set of parts - $60.00                Perusal conductor score - $10.00      6 week rental - $45.00  (please call)

Lenoir - Remember the Bearcats (Concert Band) Duration: 5 min. 30 sec.         View/LIsten to the premiere performance here!
Full score and set of parts - $60.00                Perusal conductor score - $10.00      6 week rental - $45.00  (please call)

From A Distance (Concert Band) Duration: 4 min. 15 sec.    View/Listen to the premiere performance here!
Full score and set of parts - $40.00                Perusal conductor score - $10.00

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Mvt. 1 Excerpt Robinson Suite Joseph Earp.mp3
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