Joshua Quddus is the Global Youth Ambassador for Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN). He is a 14 year old freshman at the prestigious Hunter College High School, a saxophone student at the Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division, an educator, programmer, and a mathematics enthusiast. As an inquisitive child, Joshua has always felt strongly about the importance of education for the youth and is a firm advocate for the accessibility of education within the underrepresented groups and the minorities. Joshua also tutors through the Relume Organization, partnered with schools in Harlem, NY to support educationally disadvantaged children. In 2022, Joshua was awarded the Vargas-Vetter/Ukena Fellowship out of a vast pool of applicants, receiving a scholarship and professional mentorship to further his musical endeavors. In 2023 he was selected to The School Of The New York Times Summer Academy and awarded the Diverse Voices Scholarship. Joshua has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The United Nations, Harvard Medical School, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Birdland Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Jazz Club at Jazz at the Lincoln Center, and will be performing at Times Center in May 2023. Joshua was also accepted into Manhattan School of Music Precollege Jazz and Classical, as well as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra in 2022. He currently is the youngest member of the New York Youth Symphony’s Jazz Band. He also runs his own Jazz Quartet and the Youth Jazz program at his high school. Joshua is a math enthusiast, participating in numerous math competitions such as the AMC 8/10, CML, MATHCOUNTS, Purple Comet, the Trinity Math Competition, and many more to come.

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