Joyce Kennedy Shatto was born in Waterbury CT, and started playing the trumpet for Mr. Carl Burg in the 5th grade at Bunker Hill Elementary School.  She continued playing First Chair for Mr. Tanguay at the Suffield CT. High School. Joyce graduated from Murray State University, Murray, KY with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education concentrating on a major on Trumpet with a minor in Viola. At Murray State she played First Cornet in both the Band and Marching Band under the direction of Mr. Paul Shanhan.

After graduating from Murray State, Joyce taught general and vocal music at five different elementary schools in Milford CT.

After graduating from Temple University with Masters Degree in Music Education, Joyce taught orchestra music at Cumberland Valley’s Eagle View Middle School for twenty three years. While at Temple she studied under Seymour Rosenfeld who played Second Trumpet for the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Along with Eric Henry, Carol Henry, Don Roeder, Don Schrader (and others) she played with Carlisle Brass Quintet.

For many years she played first trumpet with the Carlisle Town Band and the New Cumberland Town Band and served as the Music Librarian of the Carlisle Town Band for twenty five plus years. 

Joyce played Second Trumpet for the Hershey Symphony for thirty one years and assisted with the Hershey Symphony’s Festival Strings for middle school string players. I played second trumpet for the Dickenson College Community Orchestra and played in the pit for various performances of the Harrisburg Civic Opera.

Joyce lives with her husband Fred in Enola, PA.

Musician's Corner

Joyce Shatto