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About the composer

Joshua Keeling is an adventurous voice in new music, writing a wide variety of colorful music for various media. His repertoire includes chamber, orchestral, wind ensemble, and interactive electroacoustic compositions, as well as collaborations with filmmakers, choreographers, and playwrights. He was recently awarded first prize in the Beyer Awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs. His music has been performed nationally and internationally at a number of venues and festivals including: the World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance national and regional conferences, Red Note New Music Festival, the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music (SEAMUS) national conference, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, the San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music, numerous conferences of Society of Composers, Inc. and the College Music Society, and many individual recitals around the country and abroad.

Joshua's music, which often takes inspiration from natural phenomena and personal reflection, combines harmonic materials from tonal, non-tonal, jazz, and spectral traditions as well as intricate and vibrant rhythmic patterns. In electroacoustic music, he explores real-time interaction between musicians and computers, as well as multi-channel spatialization. 

He received his D.M. from Florida State University. Additionally, he has studied at the University of Texas at Austin (M.M.), the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber (Dresden, Germany), and Belmont University (B.M.).

Dr. Keeling has held positions teaching composition and theory at Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Collin College, and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, where he works as operations manager of True Concord Voices & Orchestra and the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra.



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