Joseph Hasper

Composer

Joseph Hasper is an American composer whose work is post-modern with distinct jazz influences. His works have been performed by ensembles in over 37 countries, including the Holland Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Cool Jazz Orchestra, Oklahoma School of Dance, Newburg Symphony, Coachella Valley Symphony, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Izmir Youth Orchestra, and countless other professional and educational ensembles. Among his most celebrated works are interactive and multimedia works, such as WaTER Dance (for six dancers, six musicians, and interactive electronics), Movie Music (for any number of musicians, dancers, and live painters), and ballet pieces Hope Dance, ABC Dance, and Les Jongleurs.

Joseph’s teachers include Leonardo Balada and Marilyn Taft Thomas (Carnegie Mellon University), Marvin Lamb and Konstantinos Karathanasis (University of Oklahoma), and Rich Shemeira and Phil Markowitz (Mannes College). He is currently Associate Professor of Music at Grove City College, where he teaches theory, composition,  and jazz ensembles.

Blog

27 August 2018, News
Orchestra Piece Being Recorded
I just found out my orchestra piece "In The Air" is being recorded by the NEO Sound orchestra in October! This is the final movement of the symphony I wrote for my doctoral dissertation at the University of Oklahoma, and this is the first performance of ...
21 April 2017, News
Spring Composition Classes Come To An End
On Thursday, April 13, seven of my composition students at Kutztown University gave a recital of their works--and it was a fantastic experience for them. Students were responsible for not only composing finished works worthy of public performance, but ...