Joe Bernstein

Joe Bernstein, Director of Operations & Education, received his master’s degree in music performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an active performer with numerous Madison area bands, including The Kissers, and he is a frequent performer with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. Joe also teaches music history and theory at Madison Area Technical College, as well as private percussion lessons in his home studio.

In his role at WYSO, Joe has a hand in planning most aspects of programming, from tours to facilities, and from auditions to concerts. He is inspired daily by the musical, social, and emotional growth he witnesses in WYSO members.

Joe and his partner Jackie are the proud parents of two sons and two terriers. In his free time, he umpires baseball, cooks Italian food, smokes BBQ, and collects vinyl.

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