A collection of podcasts and interviews where I talk about gender, brass playing, the music business field and more.


David Brubek, The Fourth Valve

Joanna Ross Hersey Tuba

Thanks to David Brubeck for his set of inspired questions on this segment of The Fourth Valve
The Fourth Valve is an up-close, shoot-from-the-hip interview series dedicated to musicians who play the tuba or euphonium. We at are delighted to share the musical, professional and personal insights of some of the world’s great musicians and masters of low brass. Enjoy!

30 Brave Minutes

Thanks to my UNC Pembroke colleagues for a terrific discussion of the benefits of travel for 30 Brave Minutes Podcast. Of course I related the story of my tuba being AWOL for six days in Europe, and we discussed our experiences as we travelled abroad for business and relaxation. Take a listen!

Hosted by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC Pembroke, in each 30 Brave Minutes episode a panel of distinguished guests discusses a thought provoking topic.

“Joanna rocks! She is one of my favorite tuba players, can teach her tail off and is just one of the most energetic, positive people you’ll ever meet. She is just an A+ human. I could interview her every week and never get bored.”

– Andrew Hitz and Lance LaDuke, The Brass Junkies 

Breakthrough Music Podcast

Thanks Kevin Mecchella for a great discussion on Episode 24 of the Breakthrough Music Podcast!  Listen to the full episode here.

Breakthrough Music is dedicated to helping musicians battle stage fright and hone their skills in the practice room. We also teach proactive skills like mind and body techniques, goal setting, and mindset strategies.

Brass Junkies

This was such a fun conversation with Lance and Andy, we covered many aspects my career, including some frank conversation about gender in brass playing, and I told the story of a piece of advice from a WW2 Bomber pilot that changed my life.  Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

The Entrepreneurial Musician

Thanks to Andy Hitz for this great chat about self control and goal setting in the music business field. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes.

The Entrepreneurial Musician, hosted by former Boston Brass member Andrew Hitz, features interviews with the best and brightest entrepreneurs in the music business today.

Brass Junkies

My second Brass Junkies appearance was just as fun as the first, and this time we discussed gender and brass playing, and the International Women’s Brass Conference, many thanks to Lance and Andy for this great discussion!

To subscribe to this podcast please visit The Brass Junkies Podcast on iTunes

The Brass Junkies is a podcast by Andrew Hitz and Lane Laduke featuring interviews with the world’s greatest brass players.

Young Musician’s Guide Podcast

Below is the Youtube version of Aaron Campbell’s Young Musician’s Guide Podcast, or subscribe here on iTunes.

Young Musician’s Guide is a musical podcast with interviews with musicians in all career fields who give tips and advice on how they became the successful musician they are today.


A video highlighting the International Women’s Brass Conference held in June 2017 at Rowan University.

IWBC’s mission is to educate, develop, support, and promote women brass musicians while inspiring continued excellence and opportunities in the broader musical world.