COMPOSER & soundENGINEER
Composer and hot-beverage snob,
Joshua Hummel loves being creative and loves to inspire people with beauty and subtlety. He owns an award-winning composition studio, holds an M.A. in Theatre and a MMus. in Composition, and has studied with professors from the Hartt School of Music,
San Francisco Conservatory, and Julliard.
When not teaching or composing, you can find Josh reading, writing poetry, working on his novel, or bombing trails on his mountain bike. Most likely, though, you’ll find him enjoying his family: bikepacking, playing disc golf, or trying to win strategy games against his eleven-year old son, Sebi;
sipping tea with Trista, his lovely wife of twenty years; or cozing up with seven-year-old daughter, Anya,
with an improving book.
I have enough rejection letters to paper my bedroom,
but here are a few awards I have been fortunate to win
The Spring is Fresh
wins one of 9 spots in the 2023 BHVivaVox Call For Scores
I Remembered the Lord
wins 2020 Weiger-Lepke-Sims Sacred Music Award
from the American Harp Society
I-77: Fanfare for the Appalachians
wins 2016 NBA Merrill Jones Young Composers Competition
shares first place in the Fresh Minds multimedia
composition competition, Texas A&M
The Spring Is Fresh (May Night)
wins 2015 Edwin Fissinger Prize, North Dakota State University
Grace and Providence
wins 2014 Lutheran Youth Chorale Composition Competition.
God of Our Fathers
wins 2014 Loyola University Maryland Composition Prize.
Hymn tune, EDWARDS CHURCH
wins 2013 Edward’s Church hymn writing competition, Framingham, MA.
Kyrie (from Deum de Deo)
received First Prize in the 2012 ActorCor Choral
Composition Competition, NYC.
received First Prize in the Cantate Chamber Singers
8th Young Composers Competition, Washington, D.C.
Haiku Symphony No. 2
received First Prize in the Austin Civic Orchestra
2011 Composition Competition.
Though Poppies Grow
received Second Prize from the Recital Music 2011
Choral Composition Competition, London.
Haiku Symphony No. 4
received the ASCAP/CBDNA Frederick Fennell Prize for
Best Original Score for Concert Band, 2010.
Novum Decus Oritur
received First Place in the Spectrum Singers
30th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition.
Leonard Bernstein Award
from ASCAP, December 2010.
for “Outstanding Achievement in Composition”
from the Hartt School of Music, 2010.
for young composers in the ESOTERICS international
choral composition competition, Seattle, summer 2009.
in the Soundforth Press Composition Competition
at Bob Jones University in 2004.