JOSH TRENTADUE (b. 1994) is a Michigan-born composer and a strong advocate of new music. He is inspired by an eclectic range of genres including rock-and-roll, jazz, film scores, and classical music. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from Michigan State University and has studied with David Biedenbender, Jere Hutcheson, and Zhou Tian. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Film Scoring and Multimedia Composition at New York University and has studied with Ira Newborn and Irwin Fisch.
Trentadue's music has been premiered and performed across the midwest regions of the United States, including the 2017 PASIC convention in Indianapolis and the 2015 North American Saxophone Alliance convention in Illinois. In addition, his music has premiered online through the production of his debut album Neon Revolution. Trentadue was a selected winner of both the 2015 and 2017 MSU Large Ensemble Composition Competitions, in which he was granted the opportunity to create new works for the college's Campus Band and Concert Orchestra.
Trentadue is a member of ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and the Percussive Arts Society. In his spare time, he is an avid film/television admirer and enjoys the occasional video game.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- Concerto for Double Bass and Chamber Ensemble, premiered March 2018
- Antikythera, for Bass Saxophone and Bass Clarinet
- The Great River Rapid Chase, for Concert Band
- The Force Within - directed by Aaron Vine; Original Score by Josh Trentadue