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Joshua Tan

 

Joshua Tan

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Joshua Tan received his DMA in 2020 as the USC Thornton School of Music Outstanding Graduate, serving as a teaching assistant in keyboard studies under Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald. He is currently a collaborative pianist for the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and maintains an active private teaching studio. The recipient of many awards, he won first prizes at the MTNA Young Artist Competition for Texas and the 4th annual Mika Hasler Foundation Competition. Joshua frequently collaborates with instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers and was a piano fellow for two seasons at the Round Top Chamber Music Festival. He is invested in playing works by twentieth-century and living composers, something that was sparked by his time as a pianist in the Arizona Contemporary Ensemble. During his MM studies under Dr. John Milbauer at the University of Arizona, Joshua received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the College of Fine Arts. In 2015, he represented the U of A as a touring soloist in the southwestern United States and in Mexico. Joshua received his BM from the University of Houston under Nancy Weems, graduating with honors in piano performance and choral music education. In addition to performing at the piano, he is active in the area of choral music; his singing endeavors have taken him to France, Germany, and many other countries.