Josh Trentadue

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Josh Trentadue


Josh Trentadue (b. 8 December 1994, Lansing, Mich.) is an American composer and conductor.

Mr. 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 creates music about humanity, nature, life, and everything in between. Balancing electrifying rhythms with ethereal lyricism and ambient textures, he provides immersive and transformative experiences for performers and audiences everywhere.

Trentadue’s compositions and arrangements have been performed in the United States, Japan, Canada, Australia, and more, and have made appearances at The Midwest Clinic, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, CBDNA, NASA, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Michigan Music Conference, and PASIC. Short films that Trentadue has scored have received 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. He has been recognized as a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a winner of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and a second prize winner of the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest, as well as an “Honorable Mention” recipient of the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition. Several of Trentadue’s arrangements have additionally been selected for JWPepper’s Editors’ Choice series.

Trentadue is the current Production Editor for TUX People’s Music and a member of the Aurora Tapestry Collective with composers Kevin Day, Harrison J. Collins, and Katahj Copley.

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