Originally from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Joshua Tomlinson is a composer, sound artist and teacher specializing in electroacoustic music and technology. His background is in rock music with subsequent classical training in voice and guitar, and his compositions incorporate a range of musical styles, instrumentation and media. Joshua serves on the steering committee of the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and he has participated as a composer and audio technician at NYCEMF since 2012. His compositions have also been performed at the PARMA, NSEME, SEAMUS, and EMM music festivals.
Recently he was commissioned to compose a ballet titled Sand, which premiered at the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival. It was based on the short story of the same name by German author Jenny Erpenbeck and produced in collaboration with choreographer Boyko Dossev. Joshua is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, and is currently completing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Oklahoma. His primary instructor is Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis. When he isn’t composing or teaching music he enjoys surfing, diving, and traveling with his wife.