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Dr. Joshua Fishbein

fishbein editA singer and pianist, Dr. Joshua Fishbein composes and arranges vocal and instrumental music. His music has won awards sponsored by The American Prize, American Choral Directors Association, BMI, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Boston Metro Opera, Cantate Chamber Singers, Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble, Chorus Austin, Delaware Valley Chorale, The Esoterics, Guild of Temple Musicians, MorningsideCollege, National Lutheran Choir, WomenSing, and several others. He has compositions published by E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Transcontinental Music Publications, and Yelton Rhodes Music. In addition to UMBC, Dr. Fishbein is also an adjunct faculty member of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Towson University. Previously, he served on the music faculties of The College of New Jersey and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Fishbein earned his Ph.D. in Music from the University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and undergraduate degrees in Music and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. Fishbein’s composition teachers include Roger Bourland, Paul Chihara, David Conte, Richard Danielpour, Nancy Galbraith, Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, and Lawrence Moss.



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B.S. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
B.F.A. Music (Composition), Carnegie Mellon University, 2006
M.M. Composition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 2009
Ph.D. Music, University of California Los Angeles, 2014