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

THE ART OF VIBRAPHONE PLAYING
an essential method for the study & performance of the vibraphone as a concert instrument

CC'D
for marimba trio with optional accessory percussion

DANSE OF THE WOODEN TOYS
for clarinet and percussion duo

INSTITUTIONALIZED
for cajon quartet with pedal instruments

JOY OF EVERY HEART
arranged for percussion ensemble

MUTUAL INTEREST
a collection for multiple-percussion duo

OF HANUKKAH
arranged for keyboard percussion quartet

In Process...

All Hands on Deck for hand drum ensembles (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
nine short works - three duets, three trios, and three quartets - for beginning to intermediate cajon, conga, or djembe ensembles

Oil & Water for clarinet and vibraphone duet (coming soon from Gottry Publications)
lyrical and fluid work exploiting the resonance of metal and warmth of wood

Pauken Pairings for two timpani
a collection of six works for two timpani, including orchestral excerpts and featuring play along or duet performance options

Plus Five for percussion quintet
ensemble accompaniments for each solo in For Four

Roundabout for percussion trio
a commissioned work for non-pitched multiple percussion trio based on jazz quotes and licks

Some People's Kids for percussion ensemble (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
two catchy tunes set to a samba batucada and heavy backbeat shuffle

Transitions for solo percussion with orchestra (coming soon from C. Alan Publications)
new scoring of this concerto for Matt Holm and the Kent State University Orchestra

Two Dances (of sorts) for saxophone and percussion duet (currently available to commissioning partners)
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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