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.