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Joshua Mhoon

Joshua Mhoon won first place in the Grandquist Music Competition (Illinois) in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Mhoon has also won honors awards at the National Federation of Music’s Junior Music Festival and first place in the Emilio del Rosario Concerto Competition, Savler Competition and CAMTA Sonata Festival.

Mhoon has been covered in such publications as The Chicago Sun Times, Jet Magazine, The Daily Herald and Musical America, and he has appeared on PBS’s Chicago Tonight and CBS’s Someone You Should Know.

Joshua has studied jazz and spontaneous creation/composition with Willie Pickens and Steve Million, has been mentored by pianist Lang Lang and clarinetist Anthony McGill, and has studied chamber music the Lincoln Trio. He has played alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Anthony McGill and Gil Shaham at such venues as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, New World Symphony Center and Vienna’s Musikverein.

Mhoon has studied with Dr. Harry Steckman, Mio Isoda-Hagle at Chicago’s Merit School of Music, Alexander Djordjevic and Brenda Huang at the Music Institute of Chicago, and Dr. James Giles at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. He currently studies at Juilliard with Emmanuel Ax.