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Joshua Hobbs (b. 1990) has been hailed as one of the rising stars in the world of composition and his reputation is growing rapidly. He has been selected as a winner of numerous contests, most notably the National Band Association's Young Composer Mentor Project and Dallas Winds’ Brass Fanfare Composition Contest (2013 & 2017).

 

Joshua holds a master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Central Florida. He has studied privately with Brian Balmages, Mark Camphouse, Timothy Mahr, Andrew Boysen Jr.,Christopher Marshall, and participated in composition master classes with Eric Whitacre and more. His output includes works for ensembles of all sizes and has been performed around the world by artists and ensembles including the United States Air Force Band, Summit Brass, Scott Hartman, Jeff Nelsen, John Almeida, Saint Louis Brass, at the New England Conservatory, University of Alabama, at conferences of the College Band Director National Association, International Trumpet Guild and International Horn Society. 

 

Joshua’s music is published with Excelcia Music, Neil A. Kjos Music, Triplo Press, Hickman Music Editions, and more. Joshua is registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and resides in Tampa, FL. 

 

 

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