Joshua Stauffer enjoys a diverse career performing classical, jazz, and improvised music. He is a founding member and executive director of Time Canvas, trio performing new, early, and improvised music. He also is a member of the new music ensemble Five One Experimental Orchestra. In addition to his work with various ensembles, Joshua performs extensively as a freelance guitarist throughout the Northeast, and is a performing artist-in-residence at both Metrohealth and the Cleveland Clinic.
Joshua received his Masters of Music in classical guitar from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Jason Vieaux. He simultaneously completed a certificate in Historical Performance on the theorbo at Case Western Reserve University. He previously graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. He has performed throughout the Northeastern United States, in both Asia and Europe, and has worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. He has also performed live on the Cleveland radio station WCLV. Joshua lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Chiara Fasani.
Joshua's 2016-17 concert season included performances with the Columbus Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Notre Dame's Sacred Music program, in recital at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and concerts with Case Western Reserve University's Historical Performance program, among others.
Highlights from the 2015-16 season included appearances at Height's Arts as a part of their 'Close Encounters' series, with the Cleveland International Piano Competition as a part of their summer concert series, at the Otterbein Guitar Festival, M.U.S.I.C. Stars In the Classics, Hudson Library and Historical Society, and in recital at Mixon Hall at the Cleveland Institute of Music, among others.