Joe Cradler is a horn player based in Boston, Massachusetts. While Currently earning his Bachelor's degree at the New England Conservatory, Cradler has performed with many ensembles across the world. Some highlights include the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth Orchestra, The New Orchestra of Washington, and Manassas Ballet Company.
He has performed in esteemed concert halls, such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Auditorio del Sodre in Montevideo, Uruguay. Before college, Cradler was a member of the prestigious brass ensemble known as "Brass of Peace" under the direction of Sylvia Alimena.
His college years have been split among several institutions, including the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Elizabeth Freimuth and Randy Gardner; and the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he currently studies with James Sommerville of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his studies, Cradler is an active freelancer and teacher in the greater Boston and Washington D.C. Area. Away from the horn, Cradler enjoys biking and searching for new food off the beaten path.