oshua Jandreau

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With music described as "dreamlike" by the Portland Press Herald, composer, songwriter, and teacher Joshua Jandreau creates multimedia art that reframes traditional thinking and fosters personal connections. His music ranges from the traditional to the experimental, freely associating genre, aesthetic, and medium.

Upcoming projects include a new commission highlighting mental health awareness for Massachusetts-based chamber ensemble SAMPLE and a new EP of music released under his indie project AO GRYVE set to release fall of 2021.

Recent projects include a piece for 8–12 pianos honoring composer Elliot Schwartz performed at the Portland Conservatory of Music in Portland, Maine; Blague Fantastique, a 90-minute work that mixes performance art, music, and audience interaction to explore the culture of expectation; And I'll call you by mine, a sound-reactive light installation with live electronics and acoustic performers, commissioned by the Boston New Music Initiative for their 10th season; QU4RT3T 4 TH3 N3W M1LLEN14L for string quartet, fixed electronics, and mannequin arms that explore commercialism and consumer culture. 

Jandreau's been has been premiered, performed, and recorded across the United States, Australia, Switzerland, and Germany by artists and ensembles such as the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, members of Fifth House Ensemble, the Boston New Music Initiative, Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, Sonic Liberation Players, duo membranophōn, Resinosa Ensemble, the Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Atlantic Festival Orchestra, Grammy-nominated cellist Amanda Gookin, and Grammy award-winning hornist Andrew Pelletier to name a few.

An active educator, Jandreau teaches piano and brass in the greater Boston area, maintaining private studios of 60 students. He has been awarded several grants for educational and community outreach, has partnered with charity organizations and led successful crowd– funding campaigns to donate instruments and music to schools, and is an active advocate for arts education, being selected as a guest speaker for the 2016 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.

When not writing music, he is a winemaker. 

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Joshua Jandreau creates multimedia art that reframes traditional thinking and fosters personal connections. His musical compositions range from the traditional to the experimental, freely associating genre, aesthetic, and medium. Jandreau's music has been commissioned and performed by artists and ensembles including the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, members of Fifth House Ensemble, the Boston New Music Initiative, Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, Grammy-nominated cellist Amanda Gookin, and Grammy award-winning hornist Andrew Pelletier to name a few. As an educator, Jandreau teaches piano in the greater Boston area and works as a songwriter for UK-based Evolved Artists. An advocate for arts education, he has been awarded several grants for educational and community outreach and led successful crowd–funding campaigns to donate instruments and music to schools. When not writing music, he is a winemaker.




Short Bio (100 words)


Joshua Jandreau creates multimedia art that reframes traditional thinking and fosters personal connections. His music range from the traditional to the experimental, freely associating genre, aesthetic, and medium. Upcoming projects include a new collaboration with Berlin-based DJ/Producer VACO and an EP release of music through his Indie project AO GRYVE. Jandreau teaches piano in the greater Boston area and works as a songwriter for UK-based Evolved Artists. When not writing music, he is a winemaker.




Awards & Honors


2019 – Commission, Steven R. Gerber Trust, "Honor the Ghost" 2019 – Fellowship, Fresh Inc Festival 2019 – ASCAP PLUS Award 2019 – Honorable Mention, Red Note New Music Festival, "For all love lost and spirit gained" 2018 – NEXT Music Consortium Commission, "THIS TITLE DOESN'T MATTER" 2017 – Finalist, BMI Student Composer Awards 2017 – Collage Composers Colloquium selected participant, Longy School of Music 2016 – First Prize, Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta Competition, "Beware the L.O.V.E. Machine", Boston Conservatory at Berklee 2015 – Guest Composer, 36th Bowling Green New Music Festival 2014 – Finalist, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards 2013 – Second Prize, Arizona State University Carillon Composition Competition, Arizona State University 2013 – First Prize, Arizona State University Composition Competition, Arizona State University 2012 – Graduated "summa cum laude", University of Maine 2012 – Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society, University of Maine 2012 – Top Graduating Senior (faculty nomination), University of Maine 2008 – Best Music in Theater Production, One-Act Theater Competition, Mount Desert Island High School, Mount Desert Island, ME




Festivals & Concert Series


2019 – Fresh Inc. Festival, Kenosha, WI 2019 – 10th Season, Boston New Music Initiative 2018 – Mostly Modern Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY 2017 – Sante Fe Opera Workshop, Sante Fe, NM 2017 – Soundscape Festival, Boston, MA 2016 – Blurred Edges Festival, Hamburg, Germany 2016 – International Horn Society Conference, Ithaca, NY 2015 – Talis Festival, Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2014 – Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC 2014 – Society of Composers, Inc, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ 2013 – Atlantic Music Festival, Waterville, ME 2013 – "CollabX" Concert Series, Knights of Pythias Lodge, Phoenix, AZ 2012 – Maine Summer Youth Music, Orono, ME 2011 – Seasons Fall Festival & Academy, Yakima, WA 2007 – Maine Jazz Camp, Farmington, ME 2006 – Maine Jazz Camp, Farmington, ME




Collaborators, Ensembles, & Institutions


COLLABORATORS Aimee Fincher, piano Amanda Gookin, cello Andrew Pelletier, horn Ally Szeles, clarinet Anna Jackson, flute Ashley Miller, viola Benjamin Cox, clarinet Benjamin Tibbetts, piano Bridget Convey, piano Daniel Beilman, bassoon Darwin McMurray, saxophone David Chorlton, poet Dillon Robb, violin Elliot Sneider, piano Eric Thomson, tenor Grant Bingham, bassoon Hiro Iizumi, tuba Hugo Selles, piano Illya Filshtinskyia, piano Jacob Wellman, bassoon Joshua Scheid, baritone Josh Stover, bass trombone Kate Barmontina, viola Luke Ellard, clarinet Maria Wildhaber, bassoon Michael Cox, trombone Michael Shayte, trombone Nathaniel Edison, bassoon Nicole Sonneveld, bassoon Neil Parsons, trombone Nick Castellano, horn Peipei Song, piano Philip Silver, piano Robert Frankenberry, voice Robert Heyde, tenor Rose Hegele, voice Roselyn Hobbs, viola Rudy Giron, countertenor Ruth Wenger, cello Sam Thurston, trumpet Scott Pool, bassoon Stephen Carroll, tenor Tanya Stambuk, piano Tori Calderone, flute Tyler Bentley, trombone Tyler Kivel, piano VACO, DJ/Producer Zhou Jiang, piano ENSEMBLES Arizona State University Percussion Studio Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra Atlantic Festival Orchestra Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble Boston Conservatory Orchestra Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta Boston New Music Initiative Brevard Music Center Orchestra contraBAND duo membranophōn Erskine Academy Jazz Combo Fifth-House Ensemble Finisterra Piano Trio Generous Ensemble Imani Winds ITCH Ensemble MASiO Ensemble Resinosa Ensemble Sonic Liberation Players Too Many Trombones University of Maine Collegiate Chorale University of Maine Brass Ensemble University of Maine Symphonic Band Yakima Symphony Chamber Orchestra INSTITUTIONS Arizona State University Laptop Orchestra Bagaduce Music Lending Library City of Avondale, AZ City of Goodyear, AZ Donorschoose.org Erskine Academy Theater Club Monserrat College of Art Phoenix Art Museum Target MASTERING ENGINEERS Pete Maher




Teaching Experience


2019 – Present || Brass Teacher, Horizons, Dedham Country Day School 2016 – Present || Piano Teacher, Merry Melody Music 2016 – 2018 || Music Specialist, Maplewood Country Day Camp 2016 – 2017 || 6-8 General Music, Neighborhood House Charter School 2016 – 2017 || Aural Skills, Composition, MTEL Preparation, Wyzant 2016 – 2017 || Tutor (Theory & Aural Skills), Boston Conservatory at Berklee 2014 – 2016 || K-8 Music (General, Choral, Instrumental), Michael Anderson School 2012 – 2014 || Teaching Assistant (Theory & Aural Skills), Arizona State University




Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants


2020 – Amherst Cultural Council Grant, Amherst, MA 2020 – Springfield Cultural Council Grant, Springfield, MA 2020 – Stoughton Cultural Council Grant, Stoughton, MA 2019 – Fellowship to Fresh Inc., Kenosha, WI 2018 – Fellowship to Mostly Modern Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY 2016 – Merit Scholarship, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, MA 2016 – Donorschoose.org Grant for classroom instruments, Avondale, AZ 2016 – Target Grant 4115 for educational community outreach, Avondale, AZ 2015 – Kiwanis Club Fund for New Music, Avondale, AZ 2015 – Fellowship to Talis Music Festival & Academy, Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2015 – Westside Impact Mini Grant for cross-institutional collaboration with Arizona State University's Laptop Orchestra, Avondale, AZ 2014 – Fellowship to Brevard Music Center, Brevard, NC 2013 – 2014 Composition Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2013 – Fellowship to Atlantic Music Festival, Waterville, ME 2013 – Summer Travel Grant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2013 – Doris L. Young Scholarship, Town of China, ME 2012 – 2014 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2012 – 2013 Katherine Herberger Music Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2012 – Wallace Rave Memorial Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 2011 – Fellowship to The Seasons Music Festival Academy, Yakima, WA 2011 – Dead of Students Scholarship, University of Maine, ME 2011 – Franklin Talbot Music Scholarship, University of Maine, ME 2011 – Presidential Scholar Award, University of Maine, ME 2011 – Omar F. & Lenora L. Tarr Memorial Scholarship, University of Maine, ME 2011 – Phillips M. Payson Scholarship, University of Maine, ME 2011 – Performing Arts Merit Scholarship, University of Maine, ME 2010 – Undergraduate Academic Research Showcase, University of Maine 2009 – Presidential Achievement Award, University of Maine, ME 2008 – Doris L. Young Scholarship, Town of China, ME 2008 – Daughters of Isabella Scholarship, Millinocket, ME




Presentations & Workshops


2020 || Clinician, Young Composers Festival, Bagaduce Music Lending Library, Blue Hill, ME 2016 || Guest-Lecturer: "Technological Integration in the Music Classroom", Arizona Music Educators Association Conference 2015 || Featured Guest – Television, "Cronkite", Arizona Public Broadcast System, Tempe, AZ 2015 || "Future Music", Grant-funded cross-institutional collaboration on original, new music for laptop orchestra and iPad orchestra; in partnership with Arizona State University 2015 ||Seminar on "Songwriting & Creative Process", Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ 2014 || Seminar on "Transcribing & Arranging for Voice", Washington Academy, East Machias, ME 2012 || Clinician, MSYM, University of Maine 2012 || Workshop on "Brass Performance Techniques", Erskine Academy, South China, ME 2012 || Workshop on "Breathing Techniques for Musicians", Erskine Academy, South China, ME




Software & Gear


SOFTWARE Adobe Audition 3.0 – audio editing, mixing, mastering, spatialization CsoundQT – audio programming Finale 25 – music engraving, publishing, setting, transcription FL Studio 12 – mixing, sequencing, arranging MAX 8 – audio programming and live manipulation Openshot Videoo Editor – video editing VSDC Video Editor – video editing Paulstretch – frequency manipulation Slate Digital Audio Plugin Collection SPEAR – frequency manipulation Tassman 4 – audio programming REAPER – audio editing, mixing, mastering, spatialization GEAR 2020 M-Audio Hammer-88 2020 Slate ML-2 Microphone 2019 JBL 305P MkII 5" Near-field Monitors 2017 Alesis 88-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard 2002 Fender Squire Stratocaster 1972 Fender F-55 12-String Acoustic Guitar 1966 W. Meinl CC-37 Tuba Irish Penny Whistle Jaw (Mouth) Harp Music Box Trumpet, Conn Trumpet, King Violin Wooden Flute





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