Joseph Howard is a composer working in the UK. He writes acoustic music, electronic music, and music for film and theatre.
Joseph’s concert music has been performed across the UK and internationally. He has completed commissions for the Ryedale Festival, Andrew Watts (countertenor) and Gavin Roberts (piano), the Society for Strange & Ancient Instruments, Listenpony concert series, ANIMO Flute and Piano Duo, soloists from the London Mozart Players, Metropolitan Brass Quintet, Behn Quartet, Ping Vocal Ensemble, University of Birmingham New Music Ensemble and the Academy's Manson Ensemble. His music has been performed at the Musikverein (Vienna), Musikaliska (Stockholm), Komitas Institute (Yerevan) as well as the Tete-a-Tete Opera, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath International, York Late Music and St Marylebone Summer Music Festivals. He was the 2013 winner of the National Centre for Early Music’s Young Composers Competition for his piece Move!, and in 2018 the winner of the Moonlight String Orchestra Composition Competition with Helsinki Dances.
Joseph is currently Junior Composer-in-Association 2022 at the Purcell School for Young Musicians. He was the 2018 Music Fellow at Rambert Dance Company and the 2016 Manson Fellow at the Academy.
Originally from Pickering, North Yorkshire, he is now based in London.