Louis A. Josephson (b. 2001) is a published and award-winning ASCAP composer from Central New Jersey who strives to speak to all audiences through a palate of emotions and textures. A graduate of the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, he is currently continuing his undergraduate studies in composition at The Juilliard School with Robert Beaser.Louis has been active in the music scene throughout the United States and Europe. He has conducted and had his works performed in various venues including New York, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Florida, Prague, Finland, and Salzburg. His original musical, “Relapse”, was selected to be premiered at the 4th Annual New Jersey Fringe Festival. Additionally, he has music directed and played keyboards and percussion for multiple musicals and ensembles.He has studied music composition and conducting at both the Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Summer Program and the Honors Music Program of Westminster Conservatory. He has studied Composition with Eric Ewazen, Mark Fromm, Craig Levesque, Michael Green, and Peter Heckman Jr.He has studied piano with Ernest Baretta and Bigad Khloussi, and percussion with Jonathan Haas, Pablo Rieppi, and Eriko Daimo. He has also studied conducting with Maestro Daniel Nesta Curtis and Richard Tang-Yuk.
Awards include The Juilliard School Pre-College Composition Competition, NAfME Student Composition Competition, Make Music Young Composers Contest, MYO Emerging Composers Competition, and The Association of Concert Bands Young Composer Competition. He has also received honors for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Contest, the Maurice Ravel International Composition Competition, The Young Composer’s Challenge, and the Tribeca New Music Composition Competition.