Award-winning pianist Joseph Kingma, whose sound has been described by conductors as “rich and encompassing, yet delicate and refined,” and “flawless and expressive,” maintains a career as both a performing artist and committed pedagogue. He has won awards in numerous international competitions, including first prize in both the American Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Monroe Symphony League’s 2018 Marjorie Stricken Emerging Artists Competition. He comes to Palm Beach Atlantic University after two years as assistant professor of music at Louisiana College.
A pianist with an active performing schedule, he has appeared on recital series, at universities, and with orchestras across the nation, including the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Union University, William Carey University, the Illinois Valley Symphony, and the Spring Hill Orchestra, to name a few. For the 2018-19 season, he has also been invited to perform recitals and conduct master classes at Wheaton College’s Conservatory of Music, Ohio State University, and the University of North Alabama; he will perform additional solo recitals on the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Concert Series (OH), the Good Shepherd International Concert Series (MN), the St. James Concert Series (LA), the Cathedral Concert Series (LA), and the Arts Alive! Concert Series (PA).
A versatile musician, Joseph regularly performs as a chamber musician in a variety of genres, including several performances with the Cordova Quartet, violinist Jessica Mathaes, baritone Terrance Brown, and soprano Kameryn Lueng. He often adjudicates competitions, and recently judged the Rapides Symphony Young Artist Competition and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette's Frank Hanley Piano Competition.
In 2017, Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his DMA, where he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM at Rice University under the tutelage of Robert Roux. His earlier teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.