Joshua Jandreau is a Boston-based composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist from South China, Maine. Jandreau’s music has been has been premiered, performed, and recorded across the United States, Australia, Switzerland, and Germany by artists and ensembles such as the Sonic Liberation Players, duo membranophōn, Resinosa Ensemble, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta, the Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, the Atlantic Festival Orchestra, the University of Maine Symphonic Band, the University of Maine Collegiate Chorale, the Generous Ensemble, the Atlantic Contemporary Music Ensemble, members of the Finisterra Piano Trio, Grammy Award-winning hornist Andrew Pelletier, cellist Amanda Gookin, pianists Hugo Selles and Illya Filshtinskiy,and internationally-acclaimed bassoonists Scott Pool and Maria Wildhaber to name a few.
He has been awarded fellowships to attend the Talis Festival, Brevard Music Center, the Atlantic Music Festival, and the Seasons Fall Festival Academy; studying with renowned composers such as Daron Hagen, Eric Ewazen, Ken Ueno, David Ludwig, Nils Vigeland, Robert Paterson, Robert Aldridge, David Dzubay, Jonathan Sokol, and Marcus Maroney.
Jandreau is a recipient of many honors and academic awards, including being named a Finalist for the 2017 BMI Award for Beware the L.O.V.E. Machine for sinfonietta, and in the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for his work AMERICAN PRIMITIVE for wind ensemble.
Active in the music community as well, Jandreau currently serves as Director of Concert Series for the Boston New Music Initiative and teaches piano in the greater Boston area. He has been awarded several grants for educational and community outreach, has partnered with charity organizations and led successful crowdfunding campaigns to donate instruments and music to schools, and is an active advocate for arts education, recently selected as a guest speaker for the 2016 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference.
Jandreau earned a Professional Studies Certificate from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, his Masters in Music Composition at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with his Bachelors in Music Education. His principal teachers include Jonathan Bailey Holland, Jody Rockmaker, James DeMars, Rodney Rogers, and Beth Wiemann.
When not writing music, he is an avid cyclist and winemaker.