School of Music

Josh Massicot


Pianist and educator Josh Massicot has made important contributions to advancing the pedagogy and application of comprehensive musicianship skills at all levels of keyboard instruction. A recipient of numerous grants, his research and publications have helped shape standards at universities and community music schools across the country. His textbook, Functional Piano for Music Therapists and Music Educators: An Exploration of Styles, is published through Barcelona Publishers.

Mr. Massicot has concertized as a soloist, chamber musician, and lecturer. He has appeared with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and is a laureate of numerous international festivals and competitions. An avid performer in the Rochester area, Mr. Massicot was responsible for organizing and performing in a series of concerts celebrating Claude Debussy's sesquicentennial. “A Celebration of Claude Debussy” included a partnership with L' Alliance Française de Rochester and La Maison Française, Nazareth College's French cultural center.

Mr. Massicot is active in the Western New York area as a sought-after teacher, presenter and adjudicator. His students have won awards and recognitions at both the pre-collegiate and collegiate levels. He is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Music Teachers Association.

Josh Massicot received both the Bachelor of Music Degree in Applied Music (Piano) and the Master of Music Degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, with additional studies in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Orff-Schulwerk. Mr. Massicot currently serves on the faculty of Nazareth College’s Music Department and Community Music Program, where he teaches applied lessons, piano pedagogy, score reading, and class and functional piano. Previously, he was a faculty member at the Eastman Community Music School and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. He lives with his wife, a violist and public school teacher, in the City of Rochester’s vibrant and diverse Swillburg neighborhood.

School of Music Responsibilities

  • Applied, Class, and Functional Piano

  • Piano Pedagogy

  • Score Reading


  • Eastman School of Music, MM and BM