Joshua Groffman has written works for orchestral, vocal, and chamber ensembles, as well as for electronic media, theater, and film. His works have been performed by groups including Ensemble Laboratorium, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Delaware Valley Chorale, the Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the Cornell University Chamber Singers, and selected for performance at festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, June in Buffalo, SEAMUS National Conference, Florida State University New Music Festival, the CUNY POP! Conference, Midwest Composers Symposium, and the 60x60 VoxNovus New York Minutes Mix.
Groffman graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2007, where he completed double majors in music and history. While at Cornell, he studied composition with Roberto Sierra and Steven Stucky and piano with Xak Bjerken and Malcolm Bilson. Groffman holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied composition with Sven-David Sandstrom, P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, Aaron Travers, and Don Freund and computer music with Jeffrey Hass and John Gibson. As a music theorist, he maintains an active schedule of research and conference presentations and has served as an Associate and Coordinating Instructor in the theory department at the Jacobs School of Music. He currently teaches composition and theory at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. He is originally from Millbrook, NY.