Meet the Musician
Musician 1st Class Joshua I. Arvizu,
Musician 1st Class Joshua Arvizu, raised in DeRidder, La., joined the Navy Band in November 2009. He received a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern State University, a Master of Music from the University of North Texas, and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Catholic University of America. Arvizu’s primary teachers include Tony Smith, Charles Veazey, Rebecca Henderson and Igor Leschishin. Additionally, he has studied oboe and English horn with Russ De Luna, Lora Schaefer-Berndt and David Mathews. Arvizu has performed regularly with the Sherman Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and he has also taught at Tarrant County Community College.
Prior to joining the Navy Band, Arvizu worked in Records and Registration at Georgetown University Law Center and the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. In his free time he enjoys wine tasting, cooking and running.