Joshua Fishbein composes and arranges vocal and instrumental music, with special emphasis on choral music. He has won awards from the American Choral Directors Association, American Composers Forum, BMI, Cantate Chamber Singers, Chorus America, Chorus Austin, The Esoterics, Guild of Temple Musicians, National Lutheran Choir, and several others. Professional vocal ensembles, such as Cantus, Chicago A Cappella, The Thirteen, and Washington Master Chorale, have premiered Fishbein’s original music.
Steeped in Jewish music tradition, he has composed numerous Jewish and interfaith musical settings for chorus and solo voice. Currently, Fishbein is on the music faculties of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Towson University. He holds music degrees from UCLA, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University. E.C. Schirmer Music Company, Hal Leonard Corporation, Transcontinental Music Publications, Yelton Rhodes Music, and Abundant Silence publish his compositions.