47. Joseph Ippolito photo_previewJoe comes from Long Island, New York, and has been studying the double bass since the age of nine. In the spring of 2018, Joe received a Bachelor of Music degree in double bass performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he studied with Professor Kurt Muroki. He will remain with Professor Muroki at IU in the fall of 2018 to begin his master’s degree in bass performance.