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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.

Mr. Trentadue's music 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, whether through the collaborative process or within concert and moviegoing settings.

​Trentadue’s concert works are regularly programmed by artists and ensembles across the United States, having received performances from groups including Sputter Box, Zenith Saxophone Quartet, and The _____ Experiment. His music has made appearances at events including 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 by 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. Upcoming and recent commissions include works for the Three Rivers Wind Symphony and a group of seven additional guest artists; the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra; pieces for various middle school, high school, and collegiate groups across the United States; and, a soprano saxophone concerto for Dr. Jordan VanHemert (assistant professor of music instruction, saxophone, and jazz studies at Hope College) and the Hope College Wind Ensemble.

​Films that Trentadue has scored have garnered critical acclaim domestically and internationally, making appearances and receiving recognition at events including 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 additionally extends to several fixed-media electroacoustic concert works, an EP, and an upcoming multimedia, interdisciplinary symphony combining fixed media and poetry with acoustic music.

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 current board member of the Millennium Composers Initiative.

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