Joseph Sanchez is an active orchestral musician, chamber musician and private instructor in the Chicago area. He was a regular clarinetist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago during its 2012-2013/2013-2014 seasons and is a regular substitute with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. An avid proponent of chamber musicianship, Sanchez is a co-founding member of the Ursa Ensemble, Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet (2012 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition Quarterfinalist), and 42nd Parallel Orchestra--a self-run orchestra sans conductor. Sanchez has performed in master classes for Julian Bliss, J. Lawrie Bloom, John B. Yeh, Roeland Hendrickx, and David Bourque. He is the clarinet instructor at Kahler Middle School. In the spring of 2012, he graduated DePaul University with degrees in both clarinet performance and mathematics where his primary instructors included Larry Combs, Julie DeRoche, and Wagner Campos. He continues his independent musical studies with Paul Demers in Philadelphia, PA.