Joseph McFadden joined the bass section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in September 2011.
Prior to his arrival at the ASO, he was Principal Bass of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Mr. McFadden has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Nashville Symphony. During his time with the Alabama Symphony, Mr. McFadden performed Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2 as a featured soloist.
A native of Los Angeles, Mr. McFadden received his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, where he studied with Oscar Meza. He completed graduate studies at Indiana University under the instruction of Bruce Bransby. While in Indiana, he served as Principal Bass of both the Indiana University Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. McFadden is a two-time fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he studied with Chris Hanulik and Bruce Bransby and performed throughout the summer with the Aspen Chamber Symphony. Mr. McFadden plays on a bass he commissioned from Chris Threlkeld, which was finished for him in October of 2009.