Joshua Nemith has been with the DPO since the 2007–2008 season, all as Principal Keyboard.
He began his piano studies at the age of 8 and continued throughout his school years. Josh earned a Master of Music Degree (piano performance major) from the Eastman School of Music, a Master’s Degree from the University of Texas, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).
After completing his doctoral course work in 2000, Josh won a fellowship position with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, directed by Michael Tilson Thomas. After two years, he returned to CCM to complete his doctoral thesis.
Josh considers himself a freelance musician and has performed with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Richmond (IN) Symphony, and ConcertNova (a Cincinnati group), and he performed the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 this past March on the DPO’s Symphony Sundaes series.
He also is affiliated with St. John’s Westminster Union Church in Cincinnati, where he is piano accompanist and organist.
His partner, Arpi Anderson, is also an active freelance musician. She is a flute player who often performs with orchestras in the area, including the DPO.
Josh’s hobbies include cooking, gardening, and making cocktail recipes. He also can be found very occasionally at the poker tables of area casinos.