Joshua Groffman’s music draws on experiments in time and form, a background as a performer of rock, jazz, and art music, and a strong sense of the specificity of place. His works have been performed by groups including the American Composers Orchestra, Ensemble Laboratorium, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, New York New Music Collective, Delaware Valley Chorale, Ars Musica Chorale, Duo 231, the Bard College Vocal Arts Program, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Cornell University Chamber Singers, and selected for performance at the Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, SEAMUS National Conference, Florida State University New Music Festival, Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival, the CUNY POP! Conference, Midwest Composers Symposium, and the 60×60 VoxNovus East Coast Mix. Projects for 2015-2016 include the new opera Unfinished and Vertigo Rounds, a multi-composer setting of Psalm 119.
Groffman (b. 1984) holds degrees from Cornell University (B.A., 2007) and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (M.M., 2009, D.M., 2012), and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He is also founder of One Quiet Plunge, a group devoted to the promotion and performance of new music in New York’s Hudson Valley. More at joshuagroffman.com.