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Joshua Marquez (b. 1990) is a Filipino-American composer, classical guitarist, and BioMusic researcher currently pursuing a PhD in composition at the University of Iowa. Joshua holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (MM in composition '13), and Campbell University (BA in composition '11 and BA in classical guitar '11). He has studied with David Gompper, Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, Ran Whitley, William Pruett, Milen Parashkevov, and Dwayne Wilson in addition to private studies with Derek Bermel, Samuel Adler, Michael Harrison, Anthony Cheung, Roshanne Etezady, David Biedenbender, Peter Hulen, and Zae Munn.
Joshua has presented music, performed, and participated in master classes with: David Lang, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Jakov Jakoulov, Douglas James, Pasquale Rucco, Maestro Francesco Soler, Elliot Frank, Milen Parashkevov, Alejandro Rutty, and Mark Engebretson.
Marquez's music has been performed by ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, Contemporary Chamber Players (at SUNY Stony Brook), Center for New Music (New Music Ensemble at the University of Iowa) Akropolis Reed Quintet, Gate City Camerata, Quintet Sirocco, and the Cape Fear Wind Symphony. His music for film has also been featured at the Canada International Film Festival and the Utopia Film Festival.
He currently resides in Iowa City with Smudge (his cat), where he teaches composition, guitar, and is the director of the Young Composers Program at Rosazza Lesson Studios.