Joseph Hasper


Joseph Hasper is an American composer who works in a variety of styles ranging from jazz to post-modern.. His works have been performed by large and small ensembles in over 40 countries, including theHolland Symphony Orchestra, Reading Pops, Carolina Cool Jazz Orchestra, Tony Catania and The Buddy Rich Band, Oklahoma School of Dance, Newburg Symphony, Coachella Valley Symphony, Symphonic Pops of Long Island, 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 his 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 an Associate Professor of Music at Grove City College, where he teaches theory, composition,  and jazz ensembles.


16 April 2019, News
Spring Updates!
Joseph Hasper had several world premieres of his musical compositions this spring:      In February his brass quintet  Winter Suite  was performed for the first time by the Youngstown Fine Arts Brass Quintet in Arnold ...
19 January 2019, News
Upcoming Premieres
After a busy and productive December I now have the scores finished for two upcoming premieres. "Ignotibus Manibus" (The Unseen Hand) is an orchestral piece that I'm very excited about because it uses some interesting stochastic processes. That is, ...