The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Joseph Kingma
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., M.M., Rice University; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin.
Award-winning pianist Joseph Kingma, whose sound has been described by conductors
as “rich and encompassing, yet delicate and refined,” and “flawless and expressive,”
maintains a career as both a performing artist and committed pedagogue. He has won
awards in numerous international competitions, including first prize in both the American
Liszt Society’s 2017 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition and the Monroe Symphony
League’s 2018 Marjorie Stricken Emerging Artists Competition. He comes to Palm Beach
Atlantic University after two years as assistant professor of music at Louisiana College.
A pianist with an active performing schedule, he has appeared on recital series,
at universities, and with orchestras across the nation, including the University of
Louisiana-Monroe, Union University, William Carey University, the Illinois Valley
Symphony, and the Spring Hill Orchestra, to name a few. For the 2018-19 season, he
has also been invited to perform recitals and conduct master classes at Wheaton College’s
Conservatory of Music, Ohio State University, and the University of North Alabama;
he will perform additional solo recitals on the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Concert Series
(OH), the Good Shepherd International Concert Series (MN), the St. James Concert Series
(LA), the Cathedral Concert Series (LA), and the Arts Alive! Concert Series (PA).
A versatile musician, Joseph regularly performs as a chamber musician in a variety
of genres, including several performances with the Cordova Quartet, violinist Jessica
Mathaes, baritone Terrance Brown, and soprano Kameryn Lueng. He often adjudicates
competitions, and recently judged the Rapides Symphony Young Artist Competition and
the University of Louisiana-Lafayette's Frank Hanley Piano Competition.
In 2017, Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his DMA, where
he studied with Anton Nel. Previously, he earned his BM and MM at Rice University
under the tutelage of Robert Roux. His earlier teachers include Aviram Reichert, Philip
Pletcher, and Elena Arseniev.