Joe Porter is a Canadian percussionist, teacher, and composer. He is the recipient of the Global Music Awards, Gold Medal Prize for Creativity and Originality, and has been a winner in multiple performance, composition and recording contests. Joe has performed in Brazil, Britain, Holland, Japan, China, Trinidad and Tobago, Hawaii, Florida, Indiana, Idaho, and throughout Canada. Festival performances have included the 17th Annual Honolulu Festival, Gulf Coast Caribbean Festival in Florida, Netherlands International Steel Band Festival, Lethbridge Jazz Festival, and Calgary Carifest. In 2014, Joe was featured in the PASIC International Showcase Concert. As an active international clinician, Joe has presented percussion masterclasses and workshops in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. He is the assistant director of the University of Lethbridge Global Drums Percussion Ensemble, and teaches at the University of Lethbridge Music Conservatory. Born and raised in Fernie, British Columbia, Joe received both his Masters and Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Lethbridge.