Joshua Quddus, is a 14 year old freshman at the prestigious Hunter College High School and a saxophone student at the Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division, in addition, is an educator, programmer, and a mathematics enthusiast.
As an inquisitive child, Joshua has always felt strongly about the importance of education for the youth and is a firm advocate for the accessibility of education within the underrepresented groups and the minorities. Joshua also tutors through the Relume Organization, partnered with schools in Harlem to support educationally disadvantaged children.
In 2022, Joshua was awarded the Vargas-Vetter/Ukena Fellowship out of a vast pool of applicants, receiving a large stipend and professional mentorship to further his musical endeavors.
He has performed at various venues such as, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, United Nations, Harvard Medical School, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, and the Birdland Jazz Club, also performing at Dizzy’s Club and the Times Center these upcoming days.
As for his musical journey, Joshua was also accepted into Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz and Classical, as well as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra in 2022. He currently is the youngest member of the New York Youth Symphony’s Jazz Band, also running his own Jazz Quartet and the Youth Jazz program at his high school.
Joshua is a math enthusiast as well, participating in numerous math competitions such as theAMC 8/10, CML, MATHCOUNTS, Purple Comet, the Trinity Math Competition, and many more to come.