Horn player Joseph Rounds grew up in a musical family in a small town in Missouri where his father taught trumpet at Northwest Missouri State University and his mother taught piano.
He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, his mother's alma mater, where he studied horn with Verne Reynolds . Studies continued with James Decker at the University of Southern California.
Since 1987 Mr. Rounds has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra serving as Assistant Principal, second and fourth horn. Previously, he held positions with the Sacramento Symphony and the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Rounds currently holds a third degree black belt from the Young Brothers Tae Kwon Do Institute under the guidance of Grand Master Young Bo Kong.