Joshua Marquez (b. 1990) is a Filipino American composer and Biomusic researcher currently based in Iowa City, Iowa.  Marquez's music has been performed, internationally, by ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, University of Iowa Center for New Music, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Fresno State New Music EnsembleGate 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 (AL), Indiana State University New Music Festival (IN), UNCG New Music Festival (NC), Brave New Works (CA), Stony Brook Premieres! (NYC), Circuit Bridges, Vox Novus Composer's Voice Concert Series (NYC), and the International Ferienkruse für Neue Musik Darmstadt.  His music has been heard in venues such as Symphony Space (NYC), Abron Arts Center, Gallery MC (NYC), Jan Hus Presbyterian Church (NYC), Weatherspoon Art Museum (NC), Hulsey Recital Hall (AL), the Englert Theatre (IA), Georgia Southern University (GA), McIntosh Theatre (MO), 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 (MD).  His music has been released on the album, Sonic Flux (E.M.P.i.R.E.S) and will be released on an upcoming Quintet Sirocco album.  As a collaborative artist, he has worked with such artists as Caroline Althof, Rebekah Chappell, Dana O'Malley, Adrienne Ostberg-Pool, Kuldeep Singh, Alvon Reed, and Hannah Weeks.


Joshua is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in composition at the University of Iowa.  He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MM '13), and Campbell University (BA '11).  Marquez is the Director of the Sound Lab and Composer-in-Residence for the University of Iowa Department of Dance.  Previously, he was a Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa for the Center for New Music and Instructor-of-Record for undergraduate composition lessons.  He currently teaches composition, guitar, and is the director of the Young Composers Program at Rosazza Lesson Studios, teaches the Certificate Program at the Preucil School of Music, and is also a founder, director, and conductor of Ensemble 319.  Joshua also conducts Biomusic research at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative and the Roger Payne Marine Sound Archive.  Marquez serves on the faculty as a Resident Composer for the Saint Mary's Summer Composition Intensive in Notre Dame, IN (2014-present). 

Marquez's paper, “Deep Structures of Pitch Usage in Humpback Whale Song, was to the 2015 Humpback Whale World Congress in Sainte-Marie, Madagascar.

Joshua and his partner, Dana O'Malley, founded the interdisciplinary collaborative group, GRIT Collaborative, in 2015.

He has studied with David GompperJosh LevineMark Engebretson, and Alejandro Rutty in addition to private studies Samuel Adler, Derek BermelMichael HarrisonLaura KaminskyDavid Lang, and Augusta Read Thomas.  

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