Joe, a promising young conductor from the Philippines, is the newly appointed assistant conductor of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to this role, he is also the newest assistant conductor and orchestra manager of the award-winning Lamont Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre.
Joe studied conducting under the tutelage of internationally renowned composer-conductor Prof. Josefino ‘Chino’ Toledo and Prof. Rodney Ambat at the University of the Philippines College of Music. He was the first to be accepted into the rigorous Orchestral Conducting undergraduate program in the university in over two decades. Furthermore, he was a beneficiary of the UP-Honorific Award for Student Performing Arts Group scholarship, the UP ROTC Scholarship Award, and the Performing Arts Scholarship Program Award.
In 2019, he worked with the Yamanashi Symphony Orchestra in Japan as an apprentice of Maestra Yuri Nitta, the current president of the Sibelius Society of Japan. Reyna, a recipient of the Japan Student Services Organization Scholarship (JASSO), also studied interdisciplinary music studies at the Yamanashi Gakuin University – International College of Liberal Arts with Dr. Mike Blow.
Prior to his career as a conductor, Joe studied with the noted Filipino Bassoonist Noel Singcuenco. While studying, he traveled and performed around the country as a Bassoonist with major orchestras based in Manila. These include participating as a distinguished performer during the Asian Composers’ League Festival (ACL) and the Southeast Asian Directors of Music Festival (SEADOM) in 2015, and other various concerts with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, Grupo 20/21 Modular Ensemble, UP Symphony Orchestra, and the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra– wherein he was the youngest member of the group.