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Professor Josh Grisetti teaching

Josh currently serves as Associate Professor and Head of the Musical Theatre BFA program at Cal State University, Fullerton (just outside of Los Angeles).


He previously taught Auditioning for Musical Theatre, Business of Theatre, Beginning and Intermediate Musical Theatre Techniques, Beginning Acting, and Musical Theatre Scene Study at Fullerton College and Loyola Marymount University.


As a workshop facilitator and professional mentor, Josh has collaborated with students of all ages, all across the country, including: the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Boston Conservatory, Hollins University, Arizona State University: Tempe, University of Utah, Emerson College, AMDA: Los Angeles, Fullerton College, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) and countless high schools and private acting/musical theatre studios. 

In the digital age, hosting a masterclass couldn't be easier. Josh works in collaboration with Broadway Plus to offer affordable, accessible workshops on acting, musical theatre, audition technique, acting for film/TV, career development, directing, or Q&A's. 


Josh has offered private coachings and mentorship to students in New York and Los Angeles for over a decade.

Today, Josh works in collaboration with Broadway Plus to offer affordable, accessible coaching sessions for actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts from the comfort of their own homes. 

When local studios are able to safely reopen, Josh is happy to continue offering live local coachings in and around the Los Angeles area. For this option, please contact Josh directly using the form below. 

  • MFA in Performance Pedagogy from Loyola Marymount University

  • BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music

  • Diploma in Drama from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

  • Online Teaching Certification (via OLC), California

  • Certified in the principles of Somatic Voicework™ (the LoVetri Method) for singers of Contemporary Commercial Music. 

  • Actor's Equity Association (AEA) since 2004
    Currently serving as Western Principal Delegate to the AEA national convention, 2020-2022.


  • SAG-AFTRA since 2006

  • Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA)

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

  • College Student Educators International (ACPA)

  • Artistic Council member of Project Shaw (NYC) 


"I really love this class and professor. I feel much more confident in my passion and skillset for theatre."

"I always look forward to Josh's class, and I have grown as a performer because of the things I've learned."

"Phenomenal. It’s a really comfortable and enjoyable learning environment."

"It's very hard for me to sing in front of people. This space makes me feel like it's okay to mess up because I know everyone will be there cheering me on and supporting me no matter what." 


"He is always kind, prepared, and he inspires me to be the best that I can be. I feel safe to put myself out there and to share my life with my peers because he's allowed for this safe space to be created."

"I was very nervous about joining the MT department because I felt like I wasn't good enough to be in it, but this class has shown me that I am worthy, and makes me feel like I'm doing something right."

"Josh is a cross between Seth Meyers and Dumbledore."

"I feel so confident and safe when performing. Thank you, Josh, for creating a safe space for all of us."

"Mr. Grisetti has been nothing but a phenom!"

* All testimonials are submitted anonymously.

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