Instrumental Music Editor & Composer
The music of composer and conductor JOSH TRENTADUE (b. 1994; he/him/his) explores philosophical and spiritual views on humanity, nature, and life itself, balancing contemporary and evocative textures with unconventional and experimental soundscapes. An advocate of new music, he seeks to provide immersive and engaging experiences for performers and audiences everywhere.
Trentadue’s concert works and arrangements are regularly programmed by artists and ensembles around the world and have been performed at the Cortona Sessions for New Music, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, The Midwest Clinic New Music Reading Sessions, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. His works have received awards and recognition from the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest, the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition, the New York University Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble Calls for Scores, and the Michigan State University Jere Hutcheson Large Ensemble Composition Competition. Recent and notable commissions include new chamber works for Sputter Box, Zenith Saxophone Quartet, and The _____ Experiment; a soprano saxophone concerto commissioned by Dr. Jordan VanHemert (Assistant Professor of Music Instruction, Saxophone, and Jazz Studies at Hope College), the Hope College Wind Ensemble, and a consortium of ensembles and saxophonists; a jazz suite written for Kevin Day and the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra; and various works commissioned by consortiums of middle school, high school, and collegiate groups across the United States.
Films that Trentadue has scored have garnered critical acclaim domestically and internationally, receiving screenings at the British Film Institute Future Film Festival, the TIDE Film Festival, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, and the Asian Film Festival - Los Angeles. His multimedia work extends to fixed-media electroacoustic compositions, two EPs, and a forthcoming multimedia, interdisciplinary symphony commissioned by the Three Rivers Wind Symphony and seven additional guest artists, combining fixed media and poetry with acoustic music.
Trentadue holds a Master's Degree in Music Composition with a concentration in Screen Scoring from New York University, where he studied with John Kaefer, Irwin Fisch, and Ira Newborn. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Composition from Michigan State University, where he studied composition with David Biedenbender and Jere Hutcheson as well as screen scoring with Zhou Tian.
Trentadue’s compositions, transcriptions, and arrangements are additionally published through Murphy Music Press LLC and his self-publishing company M.O.T.I.F. - Music of the Introspective Fields. He is a member of ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the Percussive Arts Society. He currently serves on the board of the Millennium Composers Initiative as its President.
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