Joshua Harris is a composer from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. He holds degrees from Appalachian State University, where he studied composition with Scott Meister, and Brigham Young University, where he studied with Steve Ricks and David Sargent, and the University of North Texas, where he studied with David Bithell, Andrew May, Joseph Klein, and Harvey Sollberger. Joshua is currently an assistant professor of music 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 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, and many amazing performers. His work has been performed throughout the United States as well as South Korea, and is available on the SEAMUS record label. 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.