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 Andrew Boysen Jr., Mark Camphouse, Timothy Mahr, Brian Balmages, 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, West Virginia University, Louisiana State University, University of Alabama, at International Trumpet Guild, International Horn Society conferences and on many other occasions.
Joshua’s music is published with Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Excelcia Music Publishing, Hickman Music Editions, Triplo Press, Balquhidder Music, Dorn Publications, Cimarron Music Press and is promoted through www.Newbandmusic.com. Joshua is registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and resides in Tampa, FL.