Louis A. Josephson is an award-winning and published composer from central New Jersey. He composes for musical theater, concert band, orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, film, jazz, and pop. He is a composition major at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. He has studied music composition and conducting at the Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Summer Program and the pre-college Honors Music Program at Westminster Conservatory in Princeton, New Jersey. Privately, he studies composition, piano, and percussion.
Awards include the NAfME Student Composers Competition national winner, MakeMusic Young Composers Contest winner, the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York Emerging Composers Competition winner, the Association of Concert Bands Young Composers Composition Contest winner, finalist for the International Composition Competition "Maurice Ravel," two-time finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and the Young Composers' Competition, and Emerging Composer for the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition.
At his high school, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, he plays percussion in the wind ensemble and philharmonia, piano in the jazz ensemble, drums and percussion in the musical pit orchestras, and he is the music director and sings in the a cappella group NoteWorthy. Locally, he has conducted many of his own works. Louis spent six summers at Long Lake Camp for the Arts where he focused on acting and music.