A singer and pianist, Joshua Fishbein composes vocal and instrumental music. Currently, Fishbein is a Visiting Lecturer in Composition and Theory at UNLV. His music has won awards from organizations such as The American Prize, the American Choral Directors Association, BMI, the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, the Boston Metro Opera, the Cantate Chamber Singers, Chorus Austin, the Delaware Valley Chorale, The Esoterics, the Guild of Temple Musicians, the Hollywood Master Chorale, the National Lutheran Choir, WomenSing, and others.
Fishbein earned his Ph.D. in Music at UCLA. He completed his M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with additional graduate studies at the University of Maryland. Also a conductor, he held conducting positions with the UCLA Early Music Ensemble, the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, and the Schola Adventus of San Francisco. Fishbein earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Composition at Carnegie Mellon University, where he won the Harry G. Archer Prize in orchestral composition.
A native of Baltimore, Fishbein studied piano and music theory at the Peabody Preparatory. His teachers include Roger Bourland, Paul Chihara, David Conte, Richard Danielpour, Nancy Galbraith, Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, and Lawrence Moss. E.C. Schirmer Music Company and Transcontinental Music Publications publish Fishbein’s choral music.