Joe Dyvig

(string bass and tuba, '98, B.A. Music Education)

Joe Dyvig teaches orchestra in the Olympia School District. His teaching assignment includes Capital High School, Jefferson Middle School and both Garfield and L.P. Brown Elementary School. Joe has been active as both an orchestra and band teacher. Past teaching assignments include teaching jazz band and orchestra at both Inglemoor High School and Ferndale High School. He started his career in the Monroe Public Schools teaching middle school band at Hidden River Middle School.

He earned his Masters of Music Education degree in 2007 from the University of North Texas where he was a teaching assistant to Jeff Bradetich as well as the master teacher for the University String Project. His undergraduate work was at the University of Washington. In 1998 he was named a Mary Gates Scholar and Grant recipient for his volunteer work as the director of the second jazz band at Woodinville High School, his alma mater. He studied double bass with Barry Lieberman and both tuba and conducting with Tim Salzman. Joe achieved National Board Certified Teacher status in 2010.

Joe is active in the Washington Music Educators Association where he was the organizing chair for the 2004 and 2010 All-State Chamber Orchestras, and was president of the San Juan Music Educators Association (2004-2006). He has presented at the WMEA and NWMENC conference, is a staff member of the Birch Bay String Teachers Workshop and is active as an adjudicator throughout Western Washington. Working with a group of dedicated staff members Joe created the Lake Samish Music Camp in Bellingham, which had its inaugural summer in 2010. Joe plays double bass in the Olympia and Tacoma Symphonies, and lives in rural Thurston County with his wife Lisa and two children, Jorie and Luke.

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