Joe Busuito

Associate Director of Bands/ Director of Athletic Bands

Dr. Joe Busuito directs the ECU Marching Pirates and the basketball pep band, and conducts the Symphonic Band.

Busuito was the assistant director of concert and athletic bands at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, from 2017 to 2020. He was the director of the Rutgers Symphony Band and he instructed the Marching Scarlet Knights and pep bands. He was a member of the music education faculty and served as the instructor for the brass instrumental techniques course and the first-year conducting class.

Busuito holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting, Wind Band from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Western Michigan University and Bachelor of Music Education from Western Michigan University. His research has been published in the WASBE Journal and he has presented at the CBDNA National Conference.

From 2009 to 2013, he was assistant director of bands at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan where he instructed three concert bands, jazz band, marching band, guitar and general music classes.

Busuito has been involved in the drum corps activity since 2006. After moving to New Jersey in 2017, he was a member of the brass staff of the Cadets. From 2012 through 2015, Busuito served as a brass staff member for the Santa Clara Vanguard, primarily instructing the baritones. He joined the brass staff of the Bluecoats in 2011 where he taught the baritones and euphoniums. He was a member of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006 and 2007.