Joey Sloan, a Texas native, attended high school in the DFW area. While attending North Mesquite High School he was a member of all region and all state orchestras and competed in UIL solo and Texas state solo and ensemble contests. His high school orchestra was a consistent finalist in the Texas Honor orchestra contest including winning in 1984.
Mr. Sloan earned his Bachelor degree in Double Bass performance and his Master degree in String Pedagogy from the University of Texas at Austin prestigious Butler School of Music. His bass teachers included Weldon Minnick, Dr. David Neubert and famed soloist Daxun Zhang. His music education teachers included famed pedagogues Phyllis Young and Dr. Laurie Scott. Under their supervision Mr. Sloan taught in the esteemed University of Texas String Project where his duties included conducting orchestra, teaching music theory and teaching bass to students whose ages ranged from 4 to 18 years old.
During his career he has performed with numerous orchestras including the Austin Symphony, Waco Symphony, and Richardson Symphony. Mr. Sloan has been teaching bass for over 25 years and has had numerous students in All Region and All State Orchestras.
In 2009, Mr. Sloan accepted the position of head orchestra director for the Lovejoy Independent School district. Under his baton the orchestra program has grown from 60 to over 350 students over the past 7 years and has consistently been awarded high ratings at contests and festivals. He currently teaches at Sloan Creek Intermediate School, Willow Springs Middle School and Lovejoy High School. Mr. Sloan resides in Fairview with their beautiful daughter Belinda.