Joshua Stauffer is a guitarist originally from Lebanon, Pennsylvania, now living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a bachelors degree in jazz performance. Joshua is interested in creating serious improvised music, incorporating the dynamic interplay of chamber music with the freedom of jazz. He is a founding member of Time Canvas, and serves as executive director. He also is a member of Five One Experimental Orchestra, a Cleveland-based new music ensemble. Joshua’s career as a performer has taken him throughout the East Coast, including performances in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine, and he has performed for celebrities such as Julie Andrews and Tra Thomas. Additionally, Joshua has performed in both Europe and Asia, as well as on cruise ships in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean, giving daily performances for audiences of thousands of people. He currently freelances in the Cleveland area with his wife, violinist Chiara Stauffer.