Joshua Tsounis

South Australia, Australia

Musician

www.myspace.com/akousticodyssey

Joshua Tsounis began his musical journey with electric guitar, composing and performing in heavy metal bands in the late 80's and early 90's. In 1991 Josh was nominated for Rock Guitarist of the year by the South Australian Music Industry Awards. In 1995 Josh gained entry into a Bachelor of Music Degree majoring in classical guitar. Josh has a passion for composing and performing, and during his degree he also studied composition. With a love of Greek music Josh has also played in Greek bands. Josh has also performed in various ensembles with members of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and Melbourne guitarist Geoffrey Morris. Josh is a qualified guitar teacher, providing tuition both privately and currentlty at Glenunga International High School. His current band, Akoustic Odyssey has seen a fusion of all of Josh's musical influences, from Metal, Classical/Baroque, Spanish and Greek.

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Odyssey

I composed Odyssey in 2006 for my current band Akoustic Odyssey.

Experience

2001
  • Elder School of Music, Adelaide, Australia

Music

Guitar ability:
  Expert
Producer ability:
  Beginner
Composer ability:
  Expert
Like to join a band:
  Yes
Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Classical
Experience
Founding Member, Composer and Guitarist of Akoustic Odyssey
July 2005 – Current
- Recorded two full length CD's
- Winner of the Bank SA People's Choice Award for the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival
- 2007 Nominated for the same award
- Performed at the 2009 WOMAD festival
- Performed at the 2009 National Folk Festival

Members of Akoustic Odyssey
January 2010 – Ongoing: Musica Viva in Schools
- Develop a music course for schools around Australia
- Tour to schools performing original works by Akoustic Odyssey

Session Guitarist
August 2009 – May 2010: Learn to Play Music Publishing (Koala Publications)
- Recording guitar for student books
- Filming DVD for student DVD's
- Reviewing filming

Guitar Teacher
2000 – Current: Glenunga International High School
- Tutoring in Classical and Rock guitar
- Assisting students with music software eg. Sibelius
- Theoretical tutoring where required complimentary to classroom music
- Assisting with student concerts
- Tutoring and directing the G.I.H.S. Guitar Ensemble

January 2005 – December 2007: Blackwood Music School
- Tutoring in Classical and Rock guitar

Guitar Teacher
January 2007 - Febuary 2008 Eden Hills Primary School
- Tutoring in Classical and Rock guitar

Education Flinders Street School of Music
1995 - 2000

Bachelor of Music Teaching
Diploma of Music Performance

Technical skills Sibelius Music Notation Software Advanced
Cubase
Pro Tools

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