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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 ten-year old son, Sebi;

sipping tea with Trista, his lovely wife of nineteen years;

or cozing up with six-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

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


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 received First Prize in the 2012 ActorCor Choral Composition Competition, NYC.


later 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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