(Underscoring composition) Josh Musselman started composing at the age of 13 and became hooked immediately. At 14 he performed at his first composition recital and received special recognition for his piece, Chinese Rain. Josh later studied piano performance at Utah State University, as well as voice, organ, and composition. He is currently a Masters student at Utah State, studying Choral Conducting. As a piano student Josh twice won the USU Concerto Competition, received recognition as the USU Music Talent of the Year, and was invited several times to perform for USU donor events. As a graduate student, Josh assists in running USU’s choral department and choirs, and conducts the USU Women’s Choir. His compositions and arrangements are regularly performed by USU’s choirs, and he has been praised for his work as a collaborative pianist and choral assistant.
Josh also has a passion for culinary arts, and hopes to attend a French culinary school when he retires. And in the spare moments that become ever more rare, he enjoys playing board games with his wife, preferably with a cold ginger beer in his hand.