Joshua Horowitz, composer, arranger, pianist, accordionist, is the founder and director of Budowitz and co founder of Veretski Pass. He has performed and recorded with The Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Itzhak Perlman on PBS’s Great Performance series. Joshua is the recipient of numerous awards for his work as both composer and performer. He received the Prize of Honor by the Austrian government as well as the “Award for Outstanding Talent in Composition” from the City of Graz and was twice finalist in the National American ASCAP competition. Films featuring his music and scoring have been nominated for an Emmy (Defiant Requiem) and have been awarded the Indie Film Fest Award of Merit (Blast Zone) as well as the Sandford St. Martin Trust Religious Broadcasting Award and second place in The Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013. He currently teaches at Sonoma State University.