Joshua Horowitz teaches music at Sonoma State University and Sofia University in Palo Alto. A composer, pianist, accordionist, arranger, cimbalom player, teacher, writer and theorist, he earned his Masters in Composition and Music Theory with a teaching credential from the Academy of Music in Graz, Austria. Horowitz has also studied at the Berklee College of Music and San Francisco Conservatory. His works can be heard on television, in films and in concerts. Best known for his work in traditional Jewish music, Horowitz has worked with Itzhak Perlman, Theodore Bikel, The Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Stan Getz. He is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz, Veretski Pass and Austrian experimental composer collective, "Die Andere Saite." Horowitz is the recipient of several awards including the Prize of Honor by the Austrian government for his composition "Tenebrae," "Award for Outstanding Talent in Composition" from the City of Graz and a twice-qualifying finalist in the National American ASCAP competition. He is published in four books and has published articles on J.S. Bach.