Specializes in: French Horn


Education: Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MM in Horn performance University of British Columbia; BM University of British Columbia



Joanna Schulz is a dedicated chamber and orchestral performer. A resident of Chicago, Illinois, Joana performs as a member of the Gaudete Brass Quintet. Originally from Vancouver Island on Canada’s beautiful West Coast, Joanna moved to the US to become a member of UW-Madison faculty ensemble, the Wingra Wind Quintet from 2015 through 2019.


While in Canada, Joanna held principal positions with the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. She performed regularly with the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, Calgary Symphony and the l’orchestre symphonique de Drummondville. Joanna also performed for several years as a founding member of the Ad Mare Wind Quintet. Following a year and a half as associate principal of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand, she returned to Canada as a member of Foothills Brass.


As a contemporary collaborator she has presented new works for both solo horn and chamber ensemble. Performances include the Sonic Boom Festival, Labo de Musique contemporaine de Montréal, and presentations by the Redshift Music Society of the Negative Z and Vancouver Miniaturist Ensembles.