Joshua Fineberg began his musical studies at the age of five; (violin, guitar, piano, harpsi- chord, conducting, and composition). After studying composition at the Peabody Conservatory, he moved to Paris where he studied with Tristan Murail and at IRCAM, then worked as a freelance composer. In the Fall of 1997, he returned to the US to pursue a doctorate at Columbia University. In Fall 2000, after teaching at Columbia for a year, he went to Harvard University where he taught for seven years. In September 2007, Fineberg assumed a professorship in composition and the directorship of the electronic music studios at Boston University. In 2012 he become the founding director of the Boston University Center for New Music. In addition to composing and teaching, he actively collaborates with computer scientists and music psychologists to help develop tools for computer assisted composition, acoustic analysis and sound modification and in music perception research.
Fineberg has won numerous awards and is published by Editions Max Eschig and Gérard Billaudot Editeur. Fineberg’s works are widely performed in the US, Europe and Asia. A monographic CD of his music recorded by the Ensemble Court-Circuit was released in 2002 as a part of Unviersal France’s Accord/Una Corda collection and another CD recorded by the Ensemble FA was released by Mode Records in June 2009. A new recording of his complete piano works with pianist Marilyn Nonken was released on Métier Records in 2012. In 2011, Fineberg was named an Artist Fellow of the Massachusetts Cultural Counci