M.M. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Ph.D. University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Joshua Harris is a composer from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. His primary teachers include Scott Meister, Steve Ricks, David Sargent, David Bithell, Andrew May, and Joseph Klein. His music is grounded in a fascination with visual art, textures, sound spectra, and extreme temporal manipulations and has been heavily influenced by the studio techniques of electroacoustic composers.
He has been commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the free improvisation group Impulse, the Nova Ensemble at UNT, and many other performers. His acoustic and electroacoustic works has been performed throughout the United States and South Korea including the national conference of the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States. He has also lectured on his own music as well as other contemporary music. Prior to his position at Southeastern Oklahoma, he taught composition, orchestration, and music theory at Brigham Young University and the University of North Texas. When he is not composing and teaching he writes about art and music, enjoys traveling with his wife and two daughters, and thinks about the formal structure of sitcoms.