Joseph Heffernan

Year of Graduation: 2004

Degree: Bachelor of Music Education

What are you currently doing? I’m an Educational Representative for Music & Arts Centers, a full-line music products retailer with an emphasis on rentals. My main function is providing weekly service to school music programs; covering service, sales, repairs, and advocacy. I also continue to play part-time both free-lance and with my 10-piece cover-band MAGNUS.

What experiences from UMASS shaped your professional life? I feel that having a trumpet professor who is still an active performer and is dedicated to the advancement of new music for the trumpet provided me with a far deeper understanding of the performance world then I could appreciate at the time; but has since proven to be of tremendous value. (from a “real-world” business standpoint).

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