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Joseph Carucci
  • Director, School of Music, Associate Professor
  • D.M.A., University of Kentucky
  • M.M., University of Kentucky
  • B.M., Eastman School of Music


Contact Information

  • Office: Foster 124
  • Mailing Address: Foster 101
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-1428
  • Expert Areas: Music Industry


Saxophonist, composer, and educator Dr. Joseph Carucci serves as Music Industry Area Coordinator and Director of the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) School of Music. Prior to his appointment at EKU, Joe taught at Lincoln Memorial University, where he also served as the Music Program Director and Chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts Department. In addition, he has held positions at the University of Minnesota-Morris, and Transylvania University. Carucci has performed and recorded throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Central America. He performs regularly with groups such as the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra and Joslyn and the Sweet Compression. His compositions are available through Walrus Publishing, Jazz Lines Publications, and have been used on Pioneer Public Television for various programs. Joe has presented at national and international conferences on topics including improvisation, music cognition, and leadership in the music industry. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Kentucky. He lives in central Kentucky with his beautiful wife Christine and two sons Francis and Julian.

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