website: johnkosch.com e-mail: email@example.com
John Kosch is a composer and arranger currently working in the Kansas City area. His compositions fuse pop melodies and jazz chords with the intricate rhythms, textures, and tuning systems of concert music. He uses this vocabulary to wrestle with issues such as mental illness, existentialism, corruption, and Nihilism in his works. Kosch has won several awards for compositions in contrasting idioms, including: First place in the NAfME Young Composers Competition (SATB choir), a merit award from the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition (percussion ensemble), an honorable mention from Austin Classical Guitar, a Student Downbeat Award (jazz orchestra), and a Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award (big band). His works have also been selected for performances at regional and national Society of Composers (SCI) conferences, as well as the Charlotte New Music Festival and the Cortona Sessions for New Music. If you wish to commission John, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Whether you need an original work or an arrangement, all requests are welcome!