Josiah Carr is a post-graduate music student majoring in composition at the University of Auckland studying under Eve de Castro-Robinson, Leonie Holmes and Alex Taylor. He is also a conductor and performer (percussionist) studying conducting under Karen Grylls and performing with amateur and semi-professional orchestras and concert bands across New Zealand. He has had the chance to work with some of New Zealand's best ensembles, both as a conductor and performer including having music performed by the NZSO, NZTrio, as well as APO ensembles ACE Brass Trio and Ensemble Mousike and performances by the APO in 2017.
In May 2016 he was fortunate to visit Singapore with his piece seven for Brass Trio for the PAMS Music conference. He participated in the NZSO Todd Readings in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016 he was accepted for the APO Young Composer-in-Residence for 2016-7. Josiah won the 2013 and 2016 Llewelyn Jones Piano Competition, and placed first in the 2016 Douglas Lilburn Composition Prize Competition for his piece dark midnight.
Josiah intends to pursue further post-graduate music study in 2017 with a masters degree.
(Updated November 2016)