Joshua Shoemaker was born and raised in Dorr, Michigan, and he was always involved in music from an early age. As soon as he could talk, he entered the church choir. Soon he began piano lessons, and in fifth he began playing the trumpet. In high school he was involved in numerous musical activities: concert band, pep band, jazz band, concert choir, men's choir, musicals, church choir, school chapel, playing the trumpet at church, and numerous solo and activities.
Mr. Shoemaker then attended Calvin College (Calvin University) and earned a B.A. in Music in 2019. While at Calvin College, Joshua Shoemaker was involved in Campus Choir, Capella, Oratorio Society, uKnighted, private music lessons, and numerous solo and ensemble activities. These activities culminated during his senior year, when he was a solo and ensemble finalist, performed his senior recital, and a choir tour soloist.
He currently instructs piano, voice, and trumpet at the Piano Cottage. When not teaching, he is frequently composing and arranging music, as well as practicing the piano, trumpet, and voice. Outside of music, he enjoys modifying Nerf blasters and building Lego Star Wars sets.
You can view Mr. Joshua's arrangements and compositions by following this link