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Joshua Tan

About this Artist

Joshua Tan (Pianist) plays for the Young Men’s Ensemble and also serves as an LACC musicianship instructor. He is currently serving on the faculty at Fullerton College and maintains an active private teaching studio. Tan recently received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the USC Thornton School of Music as the 2020 Outstanding Graduate in Piano Performance. The recipient of many awards, he won first prizes at the MTNA Young Artist Competition for Texas and the Fourth annual Mika Hasler Foundation Competition.

During his Master of Music graduate studies at the University of Arizona, he received the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award from the College of Fine Arts. In 2015, he represented the University of Arizona as a touring soloist in the southwestern United States and in Mexico. Tan has always integrated his piano training and choral studies, having earned a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Choral Music Education. A singer himself, he has toured and competed internationally throughout Europe with many choral ensembles, singing under conductors such as Jo-Michael Scheibe and Betsy Cook Weber. Tan’s musical mentors include Bernadene Blaha, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, John Milbauer, Nancy Weems, and Joseph Zins.