- Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition, University of Maryland 1995; Mast of Music in Composition, Cleveland State University, 1992; BA of Music in Theory and Composition, Cleveland State University, 1989
- Jazz guitarist, bassist, composer, and director Joshua Bayer has performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Detroit Opera House, Blues Alley, The Harlem Renaissance Festival, The World Jazz festival, The Phillips Collection, New York Museum Of Modern Art, National Public Radio, and Philadelphia's Chris's Jazz Café. Josh has been featured on BET on Jazz and has played with jazz artists Neal Creque, Dick Lurie, Gary Thomas, Ron Holloway, Marty Nau, The Walter Bell Latin Jazz Unit, The Federal Jazz Commision, and Chris Vadala. Josh's recordings can be found on the Jazzheads and Interlace Records labels. His compositions have been published by C.F. Peters and LightHouse Music. A teacher and clinician, Josh serves on the faculties of the Washington Conservatory of Music, American University, and the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins RodesScholar. Josh has received grants and awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, The Arts and Humanities council of Montgomery County, The Prince George's Arts Council, The Maryland Summer Institute for the Creative and Performing arts, The Loyola Composition Competition, and the Bascom Little Fund.
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