Joshua Allen is a southern California based violist and music teacher. After receiving his B.M. from California State University, Fullerton, he decided to continue his studies there and is currently completing his M.M. in instrumental performance. Principal teachers of his include Jonah Sirota, Michael Chang, and Christy Alesi. Joshua has been a member of various orchestras, including the Cal State Fullerton Symphony Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Whittier Regional Symphony, Shekinah Music Ensemble, Orange County Youth Symphony, Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy Philharmonic, Cal State Fullerton New Music Ensemble, and Synesthesia Sinfonietta, among others.
As a young adult, Joshua developed an early passion for teaching by volunteering as a classroom aid in local special education classrooms. After entering college, he combined his love for music and passion for education and began teaching music to young students. Allen encourages and inspires music students to critically think and problem-solve through music to aid their educational development. He has taught both violin and viola to students privately through his own studio, established music academies, and as a strings coach in public schools.