Joseph Trucano (b. 1989) is a St. Paul based performer and director. Currently, Joe works as the Director of Music & Worship at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Shoreview, MN and is the Artistic Director of Skål Chamber Collective. Prior to this, he was the Associate Producer for American Public Media's nationally broadcast Pipedreams program, and curator of MPR's Pop Up Classical series.
As a performer, Joe has performed for multiple live radio appearances as soloist and collaborator, was a 2016-2017 MPR Class Notes Artist, and is an active performer, conductor, and teacher within the Twin Cities and internationally. Local engagements have included appearances with the Schubert Club, Minnesota Public Radio, Park Square Theater, VocalPoint Chorus, Justice Choir, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, and Twin Cities American Guild of Organists.
Joe holds a Master's of Music Degree in Organ Performance & Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he was the recipient of the James B. Cochran award for excellence in performance. Prior to that, he attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he studied organ, cello and conducting and was the first student in Concordia's history to be awarded the prestigious Senior Honors award and orchestral appearance on two instruments (cello and organ).