Josh Trentadue (b. 8 December 1994, Lansing, Mich.) is a composer, conductor, 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. He is especially interested in telling stories through music driven by unifying concepts such as character, emotion, action, conflict, and nature.
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's concert music has been performed by wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands, and chamber groups across the United States, including at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, and the Midwest Clinic New Music Reading Sessions. His film scores have 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 is also 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 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 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 Michigan Tryptych
- Midnight Skyline (2019)
- Nature's Light (2019)
- Summertime Echoes (2019)
- The Undiscovered Country (2018)