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new-ish single

piano album


Composer and hot-beverage snob,

Josh 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 twelve-year old son, Sebi;

sipping tea with Trista, his lovely wife of twenty-one years;

or cozing up with eight-year-old daughter, Anya,

reading 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


Light Beings

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.


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.


Diemente Prize

for “Outstanding Achievement in Composition”

from the Hartt School of Music, 2010.


Honorable Mention

for young composers in the ESOTERICS international

choral composition competition, Seattle, summer 2009.


First Place

in the Soundforth Press Composition Competition

at Bob Jones University in 2004. 


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