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Joshua Fishbein

fishbeinmusic@gmail.com (412) 913-6584

Education


Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California – Los Angeles

Fall 2010 – Summer 2014

PhD in Music Composition (ABD) – GPA: 4.0 overall
Teachers: Roger Bourland, Paul Chihara, David Lefkowitz, Ian Krouse
Dissertation Year Fellow – Teaching Fellow – Elaine Krown Klein Scholarship Recipient

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Graduated May 2009

Master of Music in Composition – GPA: 3.98 overall
Teacher: David Conte
Milton Salkind Scholarship Recipient – Graduate Assistantship Recipient

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA

Graduated May 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition – GPA: 4.0 within major, 3.9 overall
Bachelor of Science in Psychology – GPA: 4.0 within major, 3.9 overall
Composition Teacher: Prof. Nancy Galbraith
Psychology Advisor: Prof. Lori Holt
Science and Humanities Scholar – Merit-based Scholarship Recipient

The Peabody Preparatory – Baltimore, MD

Sept. 1999 – May 2002

Piano Performance, Music Theory
Three Achievement Awards in Theory

Summer Programs


Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, University of California – Los Angeles

Summers 2011 & 2012

Faculty Advisors: Roger Bourland & Paul Chihara

ACDA Summer Choral Composers Forum, Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA

Completed Summer 2010

Teachers: Steven Sametz, Chen Yi

European American Music Alliance – Paris, FR

Completed Summer 2008

Music Education in the Style of Nadia Boulanger
Teachers: Robert Beaser, Philip Lasser
Award in Musicianship – Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient

Teaching


Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California – Los Angeles

Sept. 2010 – Present

Teaching Fellow
Jazz History – Fall 2013, Spring 2014
Early Music Ensemble – Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013
Music Theory IV, V, & VI – Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012
Music History, Culture, & Creativity – Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011

Cathedral School for Boys – San Francisco, CA

Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2010

Music Teacher
Music Theory & Kodaly-based Solfege

SFartsED – The San Francisco Arts Education Project

Sept. 2009 – March 2010

Music Teaching Artist in Residence
San Francisco Public School System

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Fall 2007 – Spring 2009

Theory/Musicianship Graduate Assistant

University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Music Fundamentals (1 section) – Summer 2007
Freshman Sight-Singing (2 sections) – Fall 2006, Spring 2007
Sophomore Sight-Singing (2 sections) – Fall 2006, Spring 2007

Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA

Department of Academic Development – Fall 2005, Spring 2006
Music Theory TutorSupervised Theory Teaching – Spring 2006
Taught Keyboard Harmony under the supervision of Prof. Nancy Galbraith

Conducting


UCLA Early Music Ensemble – Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013
Managing Director, Assistant Director to Elisabeth Le Guin, Acting Director (Winter/Spring 2013)

The San Francisco Conservatory Chorus – 2007, 2008, 2009
Assistant Conductor to David Conte

SFCM 6th Biannual Choral Competition – Spring 2008
Conducted Six World Premieres

Church of the Advent of Christ the King – Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Interim Director of Music

Shalshelet 2nd and 5th International New Jewish Music Festivals – June 2006, February 2013
Conducted D.C. & Miami Premieres of Three Original Works

Carnegie Mellon Jazz Vocal Ensemble – Spring 2006
Taught and Record Original Work

CMU Originals, All-Male A Cappella Group – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Musical Director of Undergraduate Vocal Group

Awards/Honors


Winner, Cantate Chamber Singers’ Ninth Young Composers’ Contest: 2013
Winner, Delaware Valley Chorale Competition for Young Choral Composers: 2013
Merit Award & Festival Award, Boston Metro Opera International Composers’ Competition: 2013
Finalist, European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) Prize: 2013
Shalshelet’s 5th International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music: 2013
Finalist, Young New Yorkers’ Chorus 9th Competition for Young Composers: 2012 – 2013
Winner, Hollywood Master Chorale’s “Voices of LA” Project: 2011 – 2013
Winner, BMI 60th Annual Student Composer Award: 2012
2nd place, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Student Composition Contest: 2012
Winner, the American Prize in Composition – Choral Division (student): 2012
Winner, Guild of Temple Musicians’ Young Composers Award: 2011 – 2012
Winner, American Choral Directors Association Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest: 2011
Finalist, Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Choral Composition Competition: 2011
Winner, National Lutheran Choir’s 25th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition: 2011
Winner, The Esoterics’ POLYPHONOS Competition: 2010 – 2011
MetLife Creative Connections Award, Meet the Composer, Inc.: 2010
Winner, WomenSing’s Youth Inspiring Youth Competition: 2009
First Prize, San Francisco Conservatory Art Song Competition: 2009
National Religious Music Week Alliance Scholarship: 2008
Teaching Excellence Award, University of Maryland School of Music: 2007
Member of Phi Beta Kappa: 2006
Harry G. Archer Prize for Orchestral Composition: 2006
Shalshelet 2nd International Festival of New Jewish Music: 2006
Student Composer Project, Baltimore Choral Arts Society: 2005

Employment


Temple Sinai, Los Angeles, CA: Aug. – Sept. 2013
Professional Baritone Chorister for High Holy Days 

Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA: Aug. – Sept. 2012
Professional Baritone Chorister for High Holy Days 

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Los Angeles, CA: Sept. 2010 – Present
Teaching Fellow 

Cathedral School for Boys, San Francisco, CA: Sept. 2009 – Aug. 2010
Music Teacher 

SFartsED – The San Francisco Arts Education Project: Sept. 2009 – March 2010
Music Teaching Artist in Residence 

San Francisco Opera: June 2009 – Jan. 2010
Assistant Manager of Telesales 

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA: Aug. 2008 – Sept. 2010
Professional Baritone Chorister and Copyist 

Artists Vocal Ensemble, San Francisco, CA: Fall 2008
Professional Baritone Chorister 

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music: Fall 2007 – Spring 2009
Musicianship/Theory Graduate Assistant 

Church of the Advent of Christ the King:Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
Interim Music Director 

Volti, San Francisco, CA: Fall 2007 – July 2010
Professional Baritone Chorister 

Arena Music Sound Instruction, Falls Church, VA: Summer 2007
Private Piano Teacher and Vocal Coach 

University of Maryland School of Music: Aug. 2006 – July 2007
Instructed Beginners Music Theory and Sight-Singing 

Howard County Ballet, Ellicott City, MD: Nov. 2006 – May 2007
Keyboardist in Orchestra 

Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore, MD: Aug. 2006 – July 2007
Arranger and Bass in Choir 

Civic Light Opera and Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA: Summer 2006
Assistant Manager of Fundraising and Telesales 

Community House Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA: Summer 2006
Interim Pianist 

Third Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA: Dec. 2004 – July 2006
Bass in Choir 

Beth Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA: Nov. 2003 – Dec. 2004
Bass and soloist in Men’s Choir 

Beth Tfiloh Congregation, Baltimore, MD: May 2001 – June 2005
Bass in Men’s Choir 

References (contacts available upon request)


Professor Ian Krouse
Head of Theory and Composition
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Professor Mark Carlson
Theory and Composition Professor
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Professor David Conte
Composition Professor and Director of Choral Activities
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Professor Scott Foglesong
Musicianship and Theory Department Chair
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Robert Geary
Music Director of Volti
Music Director of Piedmont Choirs
Music Director of San Francisco Choral Society

Benjamin Bachmann
Director of Music
Grace Cathedral