Dr. Joshua Fishbein (b. 1984) composes and arranges vocal and instrumental music, with special emphasis on choral music. His music has won awards from The American Prize, American Choral Directors Association, American Composers Forum, BMI, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Cantate Chamber Singers, Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble, Chorus America, Chorus Austin, Delaware Valley Chorale, The Esoterics, Guild of Temple Musicians, Morningside College, National Lutheran Choir, WomenSing, and others. Fishbein’s music has been performed by notable professional vocal ensembles, such as Cantus, Chicago A Cappella, the Princeton Singers, The Thirteen, Volti, and the Washington Master Chorale.
Dr. Fishbein teaches part-time on the music theory faculties of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Towson University. Previously, he taught at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, The College of New Jersey, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Fishbein holds degrees in music from Carnegie Mellon University, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and the University of California Los Angeles. His composition teachers include Roger Bourland, Paul Chihara, David Conte, Richard Danielpour, Nancy Galbraith, Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, and Lawrence Moss. E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Hal Leonoard, Transcontinental Music Publications, and Yelton Rhodes Music publish his compositions.