Joshua Marquez, Filipino American Composer
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December 6, 2014 - Matingkad was performed by Ensemble 319 at Wannapha Yannavut's graduate recitalat the University of Iowa.
November 16, 2014 - Matingkad was performed by Ensemble 319 at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
November 9, 2014 – Matingkad was performed by Ensemble 319 at the University of Iowa.
October 31, 2014 - Fingerprint Skin Graft was performed by the New Music Ensemble at CSU-Fresno.
October 19, 2014 – Flare was performed by Eric Rierson (saxophone) at the Englert Theatre for “I Talk the Ziggurat”.
October 12, 2014 - …not without breaking it was performed in collaboration with Rebekah Chappell (dancer).
October 6, 2014 – Pagtindig was performed by the JACK Quartet at the University of Iowa.
August 21-23, 2014 - Putrefaction was be performed at the Birmingham New Music Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
July 7-18, 2014 - Intensive Associate, Saint Mary's College Summer Composition Intensive.
June 2-8, 2014 - Putrefaction was performed at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF 2014).
April 26, 2014 - Flare was performed by Allison Offerman at University of Missouri - Kansas City.
April 6, 2014 - Flare was premiered by Allison Offerman at University of Iowa, SCI Conference.
February 22, 2014 - Putrefaction was performed at the National Student Electronic Music Event (N_SEME 2014) in Statesboro, Georgia.
December 2013 - Putrefaction was premiered at University of Iowa, Electronic Music Studio Concert.
November 16, 2013 - Fingerprint Skin Graft was performed by the Center for New Music at the University of Michigan.
November 14, 2013 - Fingerprint Skin Graft was performed by the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa, Composer's Workshop.
November 5, 2013 - Fingerprint Skin Graft was performed by the Contemporary Chamber Players at Stony Brook University.
October 11, 2013 - Cold Star was performed by the JACK Quartet at the University of Iowa.
Joshua Marquez (b. 1990) is a Filipino American composer, classical guitarist, and BioMusic researcher currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Iowa. Joshua holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MM in composition '13), and Campbell University (BA in composition '11 and BA in classical guitar '11). Marquez's music has been performed by ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, University of Iowa Center for New Music, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Gate City Camerata, Quintet Sirocco, and the Cape Fear Wind Symphony along with performances at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF 2014), the National Student Electronic Music Event (N_SEME 2014), Birmingham New Music Festival, Circuit Bridges , and the Vox Novus Composer's Voice Concert Series. His music has been heard in venues such as Symphony Space, Abron Arts Center, Gallery MC, Jan Hus Presbyterian Church, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Hulsey Recital Hall, Georgia Southern University, McIntosh Theatre, as well as other universities and institutions. Joshua's music for film has also been featured at the Canada International Film Festival and the Utopia Film Festival.
He has studied with David Gompper, Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, Ran Whitley, William Pruett, Milen Parashkevov, and Dwayne Wilson in addition to private studies Samuel Adler, Derek Bermel, David Biedenbender, Anthony Cheung, Roshanne Etezady, Michael Harrison, Peter Hulen, Laura Kaminsky, Louis Karchin, Kristin Kuster, Josh Levine, Zae Munn, Michael Schelle, Marilyn Shrude, and Augusta Read Thomas. Joshua has presented music, performed, and participated in master classes with: David Lang, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jakov Jakoulov, Douglas James, Pasquale Rucco, Maestro Francesco Soler, and Elliot Frank.
Joshua currently resides in Iowa City where he teaches composition, guitar, and is the director of the Young Composers Program at Rosazza Lesson Studios. He also teaches the Certificate Program at the Preucil School of Music. Marquez is a Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa where he works with the Center for New Music and teaches undergraduate composition lessons. He is also a founder, director, and conductor of Ensemble 319.