Joshua Paulus currently splits his time between the sunny beaches of Orange County as the newly appointed assistant principal and third horn of Pacific Symphony and the idyllic landscape of the Pacific Northwest area as a first-call Seattle-area freelancer. Equally at home on the recital stage or in the concert hall, he has performed all over the United States and Europe over the course of the last decade.
Paulus is an active orchestral musician, and in addition to his job with Pacific Symphony, he has held or still holds positions with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. In conjunction, he is also an in-demand substitute horn player which has offered him the opportunity to perform with many other orchestras across the country such as the Seattle Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Colorado Symphony and the New World Symphony, to name a few.
Along with his busy schedule for orchestral work, Paulus also served as instructor of horn at Loyola University of New Orleans from 2013-2016 while in residence there and actively maintained a private teaching studio on the side. He has always been an enthusiastic soloist, clinician and chamber musician and has participated in festivals and competitions on both sides of the Atlantic.
Paulus received his M.M. from Northwestern University where he studied with Gail Williams and Bill Barnewitz and his B.M. from the University of Dayton where he studied with Richard Chenoweth. Following his studies with Chenoweth, Paulus was a featured presenter at the 2009 International Horn Symposium and his thesis work was subsequently published as a full-length article in the October 2009 issue of the Horn Call, the journal of the International Horn Society.