Josh Gilbert received his Bachelor of Music degree at New England Conservatory, where he studied with John McNeil, Miguel Zenón, Frank Carlberg, Jerry Bergonzi, and Steve Emery. Josh completed his Master of Education degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in its Arts in Education program in 2017. 

Josh works extensively in various musical settings in and around Boston, including performances with Lyric Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company, and Reagle Music Theatre, among others.. In collaboration with composer Steve Gould, Josh recently recorded and released his first studio jazz album, featuring Jerry Bergonzi, available on BandCamp. Josh maintains a busy private studio of trumpet, piano, and improvisation students. 

Josh’s research experience includes work with the Center for Music and the Arts in Education, Harvard Project Zero, and Harvard’s READS Lab. Josh’s academic publications have appeared in Arts Education Policy Review, and most recently, a chapter in Music Learning as Youth Development coauthored with Dr. Lawrence Scripp.

Currently, Josh is working with Dr. Scripp on a comprehensive early-childhood music curriculum for MindChamps PreSchools in Southeast Asia.

B.M., NEC. Ed. M., Harvard University. Senior Researcher with the READS Lab at Harvard University.