Josh Trentadue (b. 8 December 1994, Lansing, Mich.) is a composer and advocate of new music, striving to bring new experiences to performers and audiences everywhere. His stylistic tendencies range from rock-and-roll, jazz, and heavy metal to electronic ambience and minimalistic soundscapes. In his collaborative multimedia projects, he is especially interested in telling stories through music driven by character, emotion, action, and more. Trentadue's concert music has been performed by wind ensembles and chamber groups across the United States, including most notably at the PASIC conference in Indianapolis and the NASA saxophone conference in Illinois. His multimedia projects have consisted of self-produced albums, scores for various film productions, and new electroacoustic musical works. His film music in particular has made appearances at festivals across the globe, including most notably at the British Film Institute Future Film Festival.
Trentadue is an "honorable mention" recipient of the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition and a Second Prize winner of the Columbia Summer Winds Outdoor Composition Contest. He was further selected as a winner of the New York University Percussion Ensemble Call for Scores, a two-time winner of the NYU Orchestra Call for Scores, and a two-time winner of the Jere Hutcheson Large Ensemble Composition Competition.
Trentadue holds a Master's Degree in Music Theory and Composition with a concentration in Film Scoring and Multimedia from New York University, where he studied with Ira Newborn, Irwin Fisch, and John Kaefer. 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 film scoring with Zhou Tian.
Trentadue is a member of ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, and the Percussive Arts Society, as well as a founding member and the current president of the Millennium Composers Initiative.
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Anthem for Doomed Youth (2018)
- Celestial Voyage (2015)
- Concerto for Double Bass and Chamber Ensemble (2018)
- The Golden Pier (2019)
- The Great River Rapid Chase (2018)
- Midnight Skyline (2019)
- Nature's Light (2018)
- The Straits of Mackinac (2017)
- Summertime Echoes (2019)
- The Undiscovered Country (2018)