Joshua Marzan is a pianist, opera coach, and chamber musician based in Ann Arbor. He is a staff pianist at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, working with the Choral Conducting, Voice, Winds, Brass and Percussion departments. He plays in countless rehearsals, lessons, studio classes, guest master classes, recordings, performances, degree recitals, and many more projects with students, faculty and staff members for the last eight years.
An active performer outside of the University of Michigan, he gives concerts and recitals with many local musicians, including members of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. A frequent audition and competition pianist, he plays for the organizations such as the Southeast Michigan Flute Association, Detroit Youth Symphony Orchestra, William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, George Shirley Competition, Verdi Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, and the Metropolitan Opera Regional and District competitions.
Before coming to Michigan, he completed an MM and GD in collaborative piano at the New England Conservatory and a BM in piano performance at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also attended Music Academy of the West and Tanglewood Music Center as a vocal piano fellow and served on faculty at the Castleton Festival. In 2017, he graduated with a DMA in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan, studying with Martin Katz.