A native of Chicago, Illinois, Joshua Jones began his studies in percussion with the Percussion Scholarship Program under the direction of Chicago Symphony member Patricia Dash, and Lyric Opera member Douglas Waddell. He earned his Bachelor’s in Music from DePaul School of music, under the guidance of Lyric Opera members Eric Millstein and Michael Green, and Cleveland Orchestra member Marc Damoulakis. Before his appointment to the CPO, Jones was the orchestra fellow of both the Detroit and Pittsburgh symphonies as well as a guest percussionist with the Chautauqua and Chicago symphonies.
Jones has been featured at Carnegie Hall, on radio and television, and has had two short documentaries made about his musical development and experience. He has authored a percussion method book series, “Spatial Studies for Hitting Things”, and writes musical and philosophical blogs on his website, drummojo.com. Jones enjoys giving back to the community as well as mentoring young musicians and traveling.