Performer, composer and teacher Joshua Fenner advocates the importance of learning an instrument in the arts. Joshua, picked up the violin at age nine and soon after many other instruments including guitar, mandolin, viola, bass-guitar, and theremin. Joshua decided to choose to study music composition at Metropolitan State University under Dr. Fred Hess, Cherise Leiter, and Dr. David Farrell.
When pursuing higher education on violin, Joshua has studied violin, in depth with Bradley Watson of the Colorado Symphony and Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson an alumni of the Julliard School of music and first violinist of the Voxare String Quartet. Mr. Fenner has an extensive history of playing in the Metropolitan State University Symphony Orchestra, String Sinfonietta, String Chamber Ensembles, Early Music Ensembles, Mens Choir, and various rock bands. Joshua is alway collaborating with classical musicians in composition and arrangements such as vocalist Gina Bauza, and pianist Gi-yeon Huh.
Joshua has also played several new compositions by follow composers such as Ryan Smith of M.I.X., Colt Galloway, and Matthew Bergen. Joshua Lee Fenner is a firm believer that learning an instrument such as strings will benefit a child in the importance of school and also fostering social skills.