University of Nebrasks-Omaha, BM
Joye plays on a cello by Karl Joseph Schneider which is a rather unusual, 7/8 size. She attends the University of Nebrasks-Omaha, as a music scholarship student, and is studying as a cello performance major with David Low. Past instructors include: Gary Fridley, Jean Dexter, Carter Enyeart, and Anthony Elliott. Joye is the principal cellist of the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra and the University Chamber Orchestra. Joye as also invited to join the University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, playing the 2nd euphonium part on her cello. Joye plays cello for a violin, viola, and cello string trio, currently polishing works by Schubert and Milhaud. Recently Joye was asked to premiere Ballad for Solo Cello composed by a graduate student, Brian Linnell. She will also be playing cello for fellow student’s vocal recitals, as well as a recording project for a colleague’s worship album. Last year Joye performed a Sophomore cello recital featuring: Faure’s Elegie, Mendelssohn’s Cello Sonata, and the Prelude and Gigue from Bach’s C Major Cello Suite. As a Junior, she will be required to perform a solo recital at the end of this year. Works to be performed are: Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in A Major, a short piece by Martinu, and the Courante, Allemande, and Sarabande from Bach’s C Major Cello Suite. Joye’s aspirations for life after college are very simple…play and perform on the cello!