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Joshua Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition

Office Phone: 951-552-8161
Office Location: Hawkins Build., Rm. 209
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Composition University of California, Los Angeles 2015
M.M. Composition Cleveland Institute of Music 2009
B.A. Music Thomas Edison State College 2006
  • Courses Taught

    Music Theory I-IV
    Musical Form and Analysis
    Private Composition Lessons
    History of Popular Music
    Musical Structure and Style (GRAD)
    Scoring for Film and Multimedia (GRAD)
    Analysis of Music Since 1900 (GRAD)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    The Music of Alberto Ginastera, diss. available online:

    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
    Society of Composers & Lyricists, LA (SCL)
    American Composer Forum (ACF)

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    California Baptist University (2017-current)
    Euroamerican School of Monterrey, Mexico (Elementary, Middle School, and Junior High, 2006-9)
    American School Foundation in Monterrey, Mexico (Elementary, 2006)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Transcending Text: Tradition Over Transcendentalism? Charles Ives and Musical Depictions of a Pilgrim's Progress (C. S. Lewis OxBridge Conference, 2022)

    Deus-Ex-Musica YouTube Channel - Composer Spotlight Series, Creator and Host - Multiple Interviews & Musical Analysis Videos (2019-21)

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Immanuel Lutheran Church (Riverside, CA)