Joshua Fineberg began his musical studies at the age of five; (violin, guitar, piano, harpsichord, conducting, and composition). After studying composition at the Peabody Conservatory, he moved to Paris where he studied with Tristan Murail and took the composition and technology course at IRCAM. In the fall of 1997, he returned to the U.S. to pursue a doctorate in musical composition at Columbia University, which he completed in May 1999. After teaching at Columbia for a year, he went to Harvard University where he taught for seven years. In September 2007, Fineberg left Harvard to assume a professorship in composition and the directorship of the electronic music studios at Boston University. He has won numerous prizes and scholarships and is published by Editions Max Eschig and Gérard Billaudot Editeur. Besides his compositional and pedagogical activities, Fineberg actively collaborates with computer scientists and music psychologists to help develop tools for computer assisted composition, acoustic analysis and sound modification and in music perception research.