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.

As an artist, Josh has worked 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.

As a teacher, Josh has taught for over a decade, including private lessons for trumpet, piano, theory, composition, and improvisation, various teaching fellowships at Harvard Graduate School of Education, graduate-level Music-in-Education courses at NEC, and Music Theory courses at NEC's School of Continuing Education.

As a scholar, Josh’s research experience includes work with the Center for Music and the Arts in Education, MindChamps Applied Integrated Research, Harvard Project Zero, and Harvard’s READS Lab, and his academic publications have appeared in Arts Education Policy Review, Music Learning as Youth Development, and AERA Open.

Currently, Josh is working with NEC Professor Emeritus Dr. Larry 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.