Composer

joshcomposerJosh Gottry's first composition, "Irrelevant" for solo marimba, was lauded by Nancy Zeltsman, earned him an ASCAP Young Composer Competition grant, and was subsequently published by C. Alan Publications. Since that time, he has been selected for numerous ASCAP Plus awards, created over fifty published works, and his compositions been performed at the Midwest Clinic, Music for All National Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and on countless college and university, high school, and middle school campuses.

...intelligent scoring and attention to detail... - Jason Baker

...seasoned percussion educator that focuses on exposing students to quality music... - Joshua D. Smith

...fantastic job scoring clever harmonic lines in the keyboards in addition to providing extra rhythmic support... - Ben Coleman

Books

          

Recently Released

DANSE OF THE WOODEN TOYS
for clarinet and percussion duo

FRAMED
for percussion quartet

MOLTO VIVACE
arranged for percussion ensemble

NORTHERN WORKSHOP
for percussion ensemble

PLIPLETS
for percussion ensemble

STELLER'S JAY
for percussion ensemble

SUITE MARIMBA
a collection for marimba solo or duo

TAKE A SEAT
a collection of exercises, grooves, etudes, and solos for cajon

UPS AND DOWNS
for percussion ensemble

VENN DIAGRAM
for percussion ensemble

In Process...

All Hands on Deck for hand drum ensembles
nine short works - thre duets, three trios, and three quartets - for beginning to intermediate cajon, conga, or djembe ensembles

The Art of Vibraphone Playing (coming soon from Meredith Music)
an essential method for the study & performance of the vibraphone as a concert instrument

cc'd for three players on one marimba plus optional hand percussion trio (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
a subtle work based on the two musical devices counterpoint and canon

Institutionalized for percussion quartet  (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
a commissioned work for Dan Smithiger and the SIUE Summer Percussion Institute faculty featuring four cajons with pedal instruments (bass drum, cowbell, high-hat, and woodblock)

Joy of Every Heart arr. for percussion ensemble (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
the familiar advent hymn arranged for percussion ensemble with a 6/8 Afro-Cuban feel

Mutual Interest for percussion duet (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
a collection of five intermediate duets for small percussion set-ups and shared instruments

Oil & Water for clarinet and vibraphone duet
lyrical and fluid work exploiting the resonance of metal and warmth of wood

Some People's Kids for percussion ensemble
two catchy tunes set to a samba batucada and heavy backbeat shuffle

Two Dances (of sorts) for saxophone and percussion duet
advanced two movement work for soprano/alto saxophone plus small non-pitched multiple percussion set-up
commissioned by Jason Laczkoski and Nicholaus Meyers

Two Steps Forward for solo keyboard percussion
a beginning method book for two-mallet keyboard percussion performance

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