ABOUT JOSHUA PEARL

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVENTURES


COLLABORATIONS (Selected Listing)


  1. Founder of The Portland Music Collaborative with composer Duncan Neilson, pianist David Goldblatt, percussionist Joe Janiga, and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Von Drehle, 2011-Present


  1. Incorporamento: Collaboration with Oregon Ballet Theater principal dancer, Gavin Larsen and poet, David Biespiel, 2010-Present


  1. Ulysses Paine: Collaboration with songwriter and guitarist Steven Shalit, 2005-Present


  1. Levon Helm (The Band) Midnight Rambles: launched the Midnight Ramble series, Woodstock, NY 2004


  1. Gary Austin (Founder of The Groundlings): Composition, improvisation and collaboration for The Gary Austin Workshops, 2003-2005


  1. Kate Pierson (B-52s): Musical Direction for solo performance and recording career, Woodstock, NY 1999-2001


PIANIST/KEYBOARDIST


Broadway


  1. The Sound Of Music (revival), Substitute Keyboardist and Accordionist, 1998


  1. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Revival), Substitute Keyboardist and Rehearsal Pianist, 1996-1997


Music for Dance


  1. 92nd Street Y, Isadora Duncan-style classes, Accompanist, 1994-1995


  1. Maki International Academy, Accompanist for modern, ballet, jazz, and modern Japanese dance classes, companies, and performances, 1990-1994


  1. Oberlin College Dance Department, Accompanist and Composer for modern and ballet classes, faculty and student choreographers, 1984-1989


  1. Bay Area Dance Studios, Accompanist for modern and ballet classes throughout Berkley, Oakland, and San Francisco, California, 1987


Jazz and Blues Gigs


  1. The Levon Helm Band featuring Little Sammy Davis, Blues Piano, 2004

  2. Café Pierre, Solo Piano, 1995-1997

  3. The Plaza, Solo Piano, 1996

  4. The Hilton, Solo Piano, 1996

  5. Don’t Tell Mama’s Cabaret, Musical Direction, Arrangement and Accompaniment, 1995

  6. The Village Corner, Jazz Piano, 1994-1995


Solo Piano Recordings


  1. Fool For Beauty, Let It Out Productions/Original Cast Records, released 2002


MUSICAL DIRECTOR


Regional Theater


  1. Sadie Thompson (Music by Vernon Duke, Lyrics by Howard Dietz, a musical memoir performance directed by and starring June Havoc), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT—Musical Director, Arranger, and Keyboardist, August, 2000


  1. Bamboo (Music and Lyrics by David McHugh, based on the Japanese fairy tale “The Moon Princess”), Performing Arts of Woodstock, NY—Musical Director, Koto Player, Arranger and Keyboardist, May, 2000


Special Projects


  1. Jazz Turns with Jeffry Denman, Birdland Jazz Club, New York City, 2007


  1. There’s A Place For Us (Jewish songs and spirit from the Broadway Stage, featuring Rabbi Jonathan Kligler), Woodstock Jewish Congregation—Musical Director and Accompanist, February, 2001


  1. The Chanteuse Club (Women rock stars singing cabaret-style, featuring Kate Pierson of The B-52s), The Wall Street Playhouse, Kingston, NY—Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist, May, 2000


COMPOSER


Off-Broadway


  1. Portraits (Original score for the Jonathan Bell play), Union Square Theater, September 2004


Regional Theater


  1. Shirley Valentine, produced by Worcester Group Productions, Directed by Ken Salaman at The Sanctuary Theater, Portland, OR, 2011


  1. Courting The Muse (Music and Lyrics for workshop production of original musical starring Tony-award winner Lillias White, choreography by Donald Saddler), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, July, 2002


  1. The Day On Which A Man Dies (Score for world premier of Tennessee Williams play, Directed by Arthur Storch), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, July, 2001


RADIO/TV/FILM


  1. “Beyond the Wrinkles” Directed by Melissa Cooperman 2005

  2. “Disaster Masters” Directed by Nagamitsu Endo, NHK Cosmomedia America, 2005

  3. “A Prairie Home Companion”, Koto Performance with Peter Shickele (PDQ Bach), December 23, 2000


RECORD PRODUCER


  1. Founder/Producer, Let It Out Productions, Woodstock, NY 2001-2009


EVENT PRODUCER


  1. Founder, Co-producer and Musical Director for Crosscurrents Musical Projects, an annual, inter-cultural, collaborative concert series featuring musicians from radically different musical cultures, Kyoto, Japan, 1990-1994


ARTISTIC COORDINATOR


  1. Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders, Music and Musician Coordinator for the international conference, Kyoto, Japan, 1992-1993


TEACHER/COACH


Private Instruction

Piano, Music Theory, General Musicianship, Jazz Theory, Vocal Coaching, Popular Music History, Japanese Music Theory, All levels of children, adults, and seniors from 1984-present


Professional Coaching

Derek Sivers Coaching Pilot Program, 2008


Schools and Learning Centers

  1. The Music Dojo at The Portland Music Collaborative, 2011-present

  2. The Whole Musician Workshop, Founder and Director, 2005-2011

  3. Diller-Quaile School of Music, Inner-city youth exchange program, 1994-1995

  4. Maki International Academy, Creative Music Making workshops for dancers, 1991-1992

  5. Oberlin College, Aural Skills and Music Theory Tutor, improvisation for classical musicians, 1987-1989


Podcast

Soul of Songwriting Podcast, 2008-2010


KOTO PLAYER


With Peter Schickele (PDQ Bach) Lincoln Center Concert, December, 2002


CONCERT PERFORMANCES (Selected Listing)


  1. Fertile Ground Festival, Conduit Dance Center, Portland, OR, 2010 and 2011

  2. Uptown, The Triad Theater, 2006

  3. Downtown, Rockwood Music Hall, New York City, 2006

  4. Uptown/Downtown, The Players Club, New York City, 2006

  5. Live At The Triad, New York City, 2004

  6. September Song, Live in concert with Lillias White, Woodstock Film Festival, 2003

  7. Joshua Pearl and The Most Valuable Players, Colony Café, 2003

  8. New Ears Concert, Woodstock, NY, 2000

  9. Crosscurrents I-IV, Kyoto, Japan, 1991-1994

  10. Gaia Connections, performed with Hamza El Din and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Kyoto, Japan, 1990

  11. Armusomo, Kyoto, Japan 1990

  12. New Age, Next Page, Kyoto, Japan, 1989

  13. 24 Hours of Music and Meditation, Oberlin, Ohio, 1988

  14. Soundscapes, Brundage Park Playhouse, Randolph, NJ, 1985


EDUCATION


  1. Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance, Piano studies with Sedmara Rutstein and Sanford Margolis. Music theory studies with Randolph Coleman, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 1989


  1. Bachelor of Arts, “Issues In Learning,” an inter-disciplinary, individually designed educational theory major, Oberlin College, 1989


  1. Friends World College, International Education and Nuclear Issues studies in Kyoto and Hiroshima, Japan, 1987-1988


APPRENTICESHIPS AND PRIVATE STUDY


  1. Film Composition Workshop with Elmer Bernstein, Woodstock Film Festival, September, 2001

  2. Barry Harris Jazz Workshops, New York City, 1995-1997

  3. Conducting and orchestration study with Gary Fagin, New York City, 1996

  4. Private Jazz Harmony and Piano studies with Howard Lucas, New York City, 1995-1996

  5. Private Vocal Studies with Broadway veteran Kurt Peterson, New York City, 1994-1996

  6. Pedagogy Course at Diller-Quaile School of Music, New York City, 1995

  7. Private Jazz Theory and Piano studies with Jazz Pianist Sadayasu Fuji, Kyoto, Japan, 1992-1994

  8. Ikuta School of Koto, Studies with Koto master Sawako Fukuhara, Kyoto, Japan, 1990-1994

  9. Private Gamelan Studies, Ubud, Bali, 1991

  10. Private session with John Cage, Kyoto, Japan, 1990

  11. Northern Indian drumming and raga study, Oberlin, Ohio, 1986


CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS


  1. Second Degree Certification, Ikuta School of Koto 1994


  1. Certificate of Appreciation from Mikhail Gorbachev for helping to launch the International Green Cross, April 22,1993


  1. Winner, Garden State Talent Expo, Garden State Arts Center, 1980