Selected Student Bios

Josh Henderson

The versatile violinist Josh Henderson is quickly gaining recognition as a musician for all seasons. He has performed classical music in venues all over the world, including prestigious European concert halls such as The Gasteig in Munich, the Kennedy Center in our nation's capital, Beijing's Forbidden City, as well as high energy electric violin performances in iconic venues of popular music such as Manhattan’s Highline and Hammerstein Ballrooms. As a soloist, he has performed with the Starling Chamber Orchestra, Accent X Orchestra, CCM Showcase Orchestra, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, and the China Performing-Arts Broadcasting Troupe Orchestra. Growing up throughout Georgia and Tennessee, he served as concertmaster of the Curb Youth Symphony in Nashville and the Augusta Youth Orchestra in addition to receiving honors in several competitions, including winning the Magellan String Quartet competition, winner of the strings division in the Curb Records Young Artists Competition, and winner of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition.

Upon graduating summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music at the age of 19, where he was a student of Professor Kurt Sassmannshaus and concertmaster of the Concert orchestra, Josh relocated to New York City to pursue a Masters degree at New York University under the tutelage of Professor Naoko Tanaka, where he was a recipient of the Walter Reinhold Scholarship, and is now pursuing his PhD.

He has toured throughout the country with the performance poetry group The Mayhem Poets and has performed in major performing arts centers in Vermont, New Hampshire, Indianapolis, Memphis, Nashville, South Carolina, Charlottesville, Houston, East Lansing, Madison, and Cleveland. Josh has also studied at the Aspen Music Festival, Great Wall International Music Academy, and The Blair School of Music Pre-College Program under Professor Christian Teal. Catch him online at