Joshua Saulle (b. 1979) was born in New York City and began composing at age 11 after seeing the film Amadeus. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, Choral Chameleon Summer Institute, Oregon Bach Festival Composer Symposium, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and at other venues across the USA, Asia and the Middle East. In 2010, his choral piece ‘i am a little church’ was performed at Chorus America’s National Conference in San Francisco and also won the Boston Metro Opera Composition Competition in the Choral Category. Past commissions and projects include works for the Edward Ryan Fugue Project, bassoonist Kristopher King, the Resound Ensemble, the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, and the UCLA Chamber Singers.
Joshua earned his Ph.D. in Composition from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, where he studied with David Lefkowitz, Richard Danielpour and Eric Tanguy, among others. His dissertation, "Vocal Timbre and Technique in Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices," examined the history, science, and use of vocal timbre, techniques and singing styles as a compositional element. Previously, he studied at Brown University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has studied with composers Gerald Shapiro, Chester Biscardi, and David Conte.
Joshua has taught theory and aural skills at Pepperdine University, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. As a choral musician, he has sung with and/or guest conducted the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, Resound Ensemble, Mouthscape, St. Francis Lutheran Choir, and the NYC Master Chorale. Joshua currently resides in San Francisco where he teaches piano, composition, theory and musicianship at the SF Community Music Center.