Among other new music from around the world, this concert will feature the premiere of a new work by Sweet Briar professor Joshua Harris. The full concert program is coming soon!
Joshua Harris, Composer
Joshua Harris is a composer from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. He holds degrees from Appalachian State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of North Texas, where he studied with Andrew May, Joseph Klein, and Harvey Sollberger. Joshua is currently an associate professor of music and chair of the music program at Sweet Briar College in central Virginia. Previously he was the music instructor at University High School in Carmel, Indiana. He has also taught at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of North Texas, and Brigham Young University.
His music is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, non-linear narratives, and extreme temporal manipulations, and it has been heavily influenced by studio techniques of electroacoustic composers. He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Nova Ensemble at UNT, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Virginia Wesleyan University, and many amazing performers. He is the composer of two feature film scores—King Rat (2017) and HUM (2020), and his concert works have been performed throughout the United States as well as South Korea, and is available on the SEAMUS and Ravello record labels. When he is not composing he enjoys writing about art and music, traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinking about the formal structure of sitcoms.