Joseph Pinson, ASCAP
I am an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music
fraternity for men.  The students at the University of North Texas
recommended me for membership.  They had a very nice ceremony
of induction, and it is very wonderful to be recognized in this way.  
In February, 2009, I received the Community Arts Recognition Award
in the area of Arts Education from the Greater Denton Arts Council.  
You can read more about this by clicking on this link:
GDAC Newsletter
In 2013 the Texas Woman's University chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an
honorary fraternity for women,  designated me a "Friend of Music".
I was very pleased and honored by this recognition from the students.
For my last recital at Texas Woman's University I wrote five new
trombone quartets, and they were performed by some very good
musicians.  The video describes SYMETRITONIX - a method that
I use in some compositions.  Click below to see the recital.
Each week I serve as pianist for the meeting of the
Denton Rotary Club.  In recognition of my years of
service they have given me honorary membership
and bestowed the designation of Honorary Paul
Harris Fellow on me and on my wife Sara.
In 2014 I met members of the North Texas Euphonium Quartet when they
played an informal concert on the Denton Square.  I wrote SQUARAUQS
for them, and they have performed it several times in the last few months.   
It is a nice piece for this medium.  Click here to
After I retired from the University, I was named
Composer-in-Residence for the Denton County
Office of History and Culture.  I have a small
office in the historic Bayless-Selby House.  My
writing includes works for Denton ensembles
and music for special occasions.  Every
Christmas I play the 1890 piano for visitors.
Board Certified Music Therapist & Composer
TWU Assistant Clinical Professor (retired 2013)
Everything on this site was created by
and is copyrighted by Joseph Pinson.
I celebrated my 80th birthday on October 6, 2017
with a Dixieland party at UNT on the Square
Frenchy put a Happy Birthday
on one of his trucks of fame.   
Thank you, Mr. Frenchy.
The Mister Joe Jazz Band played with Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton at
various locations around the Denton Courthouse Square for twelve
continuous years.  Our run came to a close on September 5, 2017.  This is
a photo of the group taken in the spring of 2017.  Click this link to
About forty folks came out
for this event.  Their being
with me on that occasion
was a wonderful thing.
The American Music Therapy Association was an important part of my career.  At
one time I was President of the Southwestern Region of the organization.  A song
I wrote called
The Music in My Heart became the official song of the region.  I
performed it during my last recital at Texas Woman's University.  You can see
this performance by clicking on this link:     
The Music in My Heart
UPDATE: Sweetwater Grill, where the
Mister Joe Jazz Band played for several
years has re-opened.  We will be playing
there on
every First Tuesday at 8:00 pm.