Joshua Nussbaum, aka “Mussar”, is a music producer, film composer, audio engineer, and music educator. Born in Maryland in 1988, Joshua found himself enraptured with music from a young age – yet took a winding journey in opposite directions for most of his life. Eventually, Joshua gave in to his passions and moved from his quiet life in Tampa, Florida to pursue an education in San Francisco. In 2018, Joshua graduated from the Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring & Composition, which brought him to where he now lives in Los Angeles to pursue a career.
As a musician, Joshua has worked on scores for video games, animations, and short films – including a submission for a Vietnamese 48 hour film festival that was nominated for best entry and best sound. He has released dance music records as Mussar – both originals, on labels such as Emulsify and Bong Killa Records, and remixes for artists such as Jesse Slayter & G-Buck. He has DJed at clubs in Tampa and San Francisco, and produced/engineered for local San Francisco rappers.
As an educator, Joshua has been teaching both privately and publicly for nearly 3 years – A former Upsound mentor and Pyramind expert, Joshua has hosted masterclasses and currently hosts a daily educational livestream on Twitch.tv. He has received certifications in Ableton and Pro Tools, and runs an educational podcast known as “The Mussar Method”, available on most podcasting platforms.