Joseph Fennimore

Joseph FennimoreJoseph Fennimore made his orchestral concerto debut at 13, and New York City debut 13 years later on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Young Artist Series. Earning an undergrad degree from Eastman, an MS from Juilliard  and winning a national competition enabled Mr. Fennimore to tour the USA and Japan for the State Department. After winning an international concours in Spain and upon returning from a Fulbright to the UK, Mr. Fennimore founded an American Music concert series in NYC, which he directed for five years. At this time, he formed close working associations with Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson, among others.

Winner of various grants and awards, subject of a Manhattan School of Music Doctoral thesis, Mr. Fennimore’s catalog of 200+ works in almost every medium have been performed by Chicago Symphony, The Eastman Rochester Symphony, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York City Ballet, and many, many more. His music has been broadcast worldwide on the Spectrum, Nonesuch, and Albany Records labels.

In addition to composing, Mr. Fennimore has written music criticism for national magazines, song lyrics, opera libretti, and a two-act play with music, Keeping Time. He is also a highly respected and beloved piano teacher, who teaches select private students at The Music Studio.