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OUR MUSIC

JOSHUA FRILLING Frilling: Like most musicians, I wear several hats. Twice a week I teach at Mount Sacred Heart, a Catholic elementary school, where I provide lessons for 20 students. I also operate my own studio—Frilling Piano Studio—where I have thirteen students. Additionally, I gig around town, playing for banquets and weddings, and I am the Music Director Assistant at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

INFLUENCE: ƒÒ´ë“ë® ÒòĤ®Ô®ĪòĔÅ´ďĉď“ąď´®Ăä“ĪÔëÅȐĂ´ąÄòąêÔëÅȋƒÒ´ą´ғģ´ ĪòĔĂ´ąÄòąê´®ȋ Frilling: I started taking ä´ĉĉòëĉĤÒ´ë6Ĥ“ĉķģ´Ī´“ąĉ old after my parents found me plunking away on the piano at home. I’ve kept up with the piano ever since. I credit much of my success to my parents’ constant support. When I was in middle school, I was awarded the opportunity to perform with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Indiana. I was a soloist with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra twice during my college career. During the summer of 2012, I attended the Dino Ciani Festival and performed at a handful of venues in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. My graduate recital was held at New York University’s Black Box Theatre in Greenwich Village.

LIKE MOST MUSICIANS, I WEAR SEVERAL HATS.

INFLUENCE: ƒÒ“ďȧĉĪòĔą´®Ĕ¨“ďÔòë“ä §“¨áÅąòĔë®ȋ Frilling: I attended the University of Notre Dame, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and Political Science. For graduate school, I

studied Solo Piano and received my Master of Music from New York University. I also studied Instrumental Conducting at the University of North Dakota, but did ëòďķëÔĉÒ“®´Åą´´Ȋ

INFLUENCE: ´ĉ¨ąÔ§´ĪòĔąäÔë´òÄ ĤòąáȊ

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF JOSHUA FRILLING

INFLUENCE: n´ääĔĉ“§òĔď ĪòĔąĉ´äÄȊ Frilling: I’m thirty-one years old and have been married to my beautiful wife Jennifer for over three years. No children yet, just a gray cat named Waldorf. I was born in Sidney, Ohio, and am part Korean from my mother’s side. I’m one of two children—my younger sister, Kristy, is a former professional tennis player and four year All-American from the University of Notre Dame. Clearly, she was the athlete of the family, while I was the musician. I also served four years in the United States Air Force as “DòÅÔĉďÔ¨ĉe´“®Ôë´ĉĉTĴ¨´ąȊ I was stationed in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where I met my wife, a former Force iĔĂĂòąďTĴ¨´ąȊ/ąòêǷǵǵǾ to 2010, I completed a oneyear tour with the Air Force’s entertainment unit known as Tops in Blue. We performed across the globe, including the Middle East, for military members and their families.

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