Joshua Spacht is a composer and orchestrator of multi-media and concert music. His style can generally be described as eclectic, though some have characterized his writing as "neo-classical". Through the use of synthesizers and programming, Joshua crafts a sound that is intense in its rhythm yet leaves room for traditional melody, harmony, and counterpoint. Trained as a classical pianist, he enjoys using classical elements against a backdrop of contemporary colors and textures. After high school, Joshua moved to Los Angeles where he began his musical studies at The Master's College before receiving additional training under Craig Sheppard at The University of Washington. He's currently pursuing a Master Certificate in Arranging & Orchestration from The Berklee College of Music in Boston. Joshua has a particular love for choral music and has sought to marry the traditional choral sound with modern electronic music. He is an arranger and orchestrator for Word Music and LifeWay Publishing in Nashville. For more information, or to keep up to date with the latest music, visit Joshua's social networks on the side of the page.
Joshua's philosophy of composition can be summed up in this quote by Johann Philipp Kirnberger, "The true goal of music - its proper enterprise - is melody. All the parts of harmony have as their ultimate purpose only beautiful melody. Therefore the question of which is the more significant, melody or harmony, is futile. Beyond doubt, the means is subordinate to the end."