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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, University of North Texas Wind Symphony, Summit Brass, Scott Hartman, Jeff Nelsen, John Almeida, Saint Louis Brass, at the New England Conservatory, University of Alabama, at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic, conferences of the College Band Director National Association, International Trumpet Guild and International Horn Society and more.

In addition to Joshua's work as a composer, he has also been a high school band director since 2015. Joshua currently serves as the Director of Bands at J.W. Mitchell High School in Trinity, Florida. Joshua's ensembles consistently earn superior ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments for Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band and his marching bands have been FMBC state finalists three times (including one state championship in 2019). 

 

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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