Josh is a professional guitarist, music educator, composer and audio engineer based in Louisville, Ky with experience spanning nearly 20 years in the music industry. He has a masters degree from the University of Louisville and a bachelors degree from Morehead State University both studying jazz performance. He has studied guitar under Craig Wagner (UofL) and Glenn Ginn (MSU), as well as jazz theory, improvisation, and arranging under Chris Fitsgerald (UofL), Mike Tracy (UofL), Ansyn Banks (UofL), Dr. Gordon Towell (MSU) and Dr. Steven Snyder (MSU).
Josh is an in-demand guitarist performing music in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Some of the most notable performances include being a featured performer in the 2016 and 2017 KMEA (Kentucky Music Educators Association) conferences, as well as the 2012 JEN (Jazz Education Network) conference. He also regularly performs for a lot of musical theatre productions in Southern Indiana.
He has been teaching guitar and music since 2011. Students have ranged from literally just picking up the instrument for the first time, to advanced students looking to polish their skills.
Most recently, Josh has become an adjunct guitar instructor for Campbellsville University. Here he works with the guitar students, student jazz ensembles and is also a member of the CU Faculty Jazz ensemble.
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Campbellsville School of Music
Josh has also studied audio engineering with the Long Island Recording Company in Lexington, Ky in 2008. Since their program, he has run live sound and worked in professional studios. He was the sound engineer for Morehead State University during his time there, and has assisted with the University of Louisville, and Campbellsville University, as well as ran live sound for churches, and has his own home recording space where he produces his own music.