Josh Bronfman is Associate Professor and newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at Sam Houston State University, where he directs the SHSU Chorale and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in choral conducting and choral literature. In 2014 Joshua was selected by ACDA for the International Conductor Exchange Program with Sweden, with conducting and study opportunities in Sweden in 2015. Previously, Joshua was a Conducting Fellow for the Eric Ericson Masterclass in the Netherlands, where he directed the Netherlands Chamber Choir and Netherlands Radio Choir. His choirs have performed at successive North Central ACDA conventions, and in 2014 was awarded the American Prize in Choral Performance with the University of North Dakota Concert Choir. He is an active clinician nationally, directing honor choir festivals at the middle, high school and collegiate levels. His published articles and presentations on choral music and choral music education have reached state, regional, and national audiences. His ensembles have performed at state and regional ACDA conventions five times in the last six years.
Joshua studied conducting under noted conductors such as Anton Armstrong, Bruce Brown, Rodney Eichenberger, Simon Halsey, and André Thomas. Joshua received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Choral Conducting at Florida State University, his Master’s degree from Oregon State University, and his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Prior to pursuing his graduate degrees, Joshua was a music specialist in Oregon where he taught at the elementary and middle levels.