JOSH TRENTADUE (b. 1994) is a composer and advocate of new music, striving to bring meaningful 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 that are driven by character, emotion, actions, and more. Trentadue's concert music has made appearances across the United States, including most notably at the PASIC convention in Indianapolis and the NASA saxophone convention in Illinois. His multimedia work began with the production of his debut album Neon Revolution and continued with his work in film scoring and various chamber music pieces.. His film music has appeared at festivals in Alaska, Washington, and New York City.
Trentadue is an "honorable mention" recipient of the Dallas Winds Brass Fanfare Competition and was declared the 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, as well as a two-time winner of the NYU Orchestra Call for Scores. He is also a two-time winner of the Jere Hutcheson Large Ensemble Composition Competition and composed two new works for Michigan State University's Campus Band and Concert Orchestra respectively.
Trentadue holds a Master's Degree in Music 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 concert composition with David Biedenbender and Jere Hutcheson as well as film scoring with Zhou Tian. In addition, 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 of the Millennium Composers Initiative.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
- The Force Within - directed by Aaron Vine; Original Score by Josh Trentadue
- Small Steps - directed by Adrian Kader; Music by Josh Trentadue
- Midnight Skyline, Wind Ensemble - to be premiered as part of the M.O.T.I.F. Triptych Consortium with composers Kevin Day and Quinn Mason
- Bread and Circuses - solo piano, written for the #45miniatures project by Nicholas Phillips