Joshua Groffman | Composer-in-Residence

Joshua Groffman

Joshua Groffman has written works for orchestral, order vocal, and chamber ensembles, as well as for electronic media, theater, and film. His works have been performed by groups including the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Laboratorium, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Delaware Valley Chorale, Duo 231, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Cornell University Chamber Singers, and selected for performance at the Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, SEAMUS National Conference, Florida State University New Music Festival, Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival, the CUNY POP! Conference, Midwest Composers Symposium, and the 60×60 VoxNovus East Coast Mix. Projects for 2014-2015 include a position as composer-in-residence with Ars Musica Chorale, a new work for soprano Lucy Dhegrae, and Vertigo Rounds, a multi-composer setting of Psalm 119.

Groffman graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2007, where he completed double majors in music and history. While at Cornell, he studied composition with Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky and piano with Xak Bjerken and Malcolm Bilson. Groffman holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied composition with Sven-David Sandström, P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, Aaron Travers, and Don Freund and computer music with Jeffrey Hass and John Gibson. He has served on the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, and as an Associate and Coordinating Instructor in the theory department at the Jacobs School of Music. Originally from upstate New York, he is also founder of One Quiet Plunge, a group devoted to the promotion and performance of new music in the Hudson Valley.

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