Joshua Jobst is a classical pianist, performing artist, composer, music educator, author, and professor on the music faculty at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He began formal piano study at age five and has attended on scholarship Interlochen Arts Academy, Concordia College, and Eastern Michigan University. He holds an M.M. in piano performance and a B.A. in piano pedagogy. He has studied with Genevieve Sayer, Victoria Mushkatkol, Robert Howatt, Carolyn Lipp, Dady Mehta, Garik Pedersen, and Anthony Iannaccone. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards at music festivals and competitions, including: the Young Artists Competition, EMU Graduate Music Competition, Viardo International Competition, and the American Liszt Society/ William Garrison Competition. Mr. Jobst is the author of two music books: Pitch Paths: A Method for Developing Absolute Pitch at Any Age (2005) and PianoVoce: Beginning Music Language for Children (2007). In 2007 he was invited to serve as an MMTA panelist to discuss the future of piano performance in the United States.
In addition to music, Mr. Jobst is also a professional photographer and specializes in shooting weddings, portraiture, and fashion. You may view his photography portfolio at: www.joshuajobst.com
Mr. Jobst currently resides in Ann Arbor with his wife and two children.