Josh DeVries

Music Theory

Josh DeVries wears many hats as a musician, working as a theorist, cellist, composer, and arranger. Currently a pre-candidate in music theory, his research focuses on the compositional processes of George Crumb. His recent talks at the conferences of the Society for Music Theory and Society for Music Analysis have concentrated on archival research of Crumb’s Black Angels and included excerpts of new interviews with the composer. Outside of academia, Joshua has toured as a solo cellist in China and the Virgin Islands, and upcoming performances include solo debuts with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the University of Michigan Concert Band. As a composer and arranger, his works have been performed by the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic and ensembles at the Juilliard School. In his spare time, he runs Ann Arbor Music Services (a full-service score engraving, preparation, and printing shop), plays with his blind dog, and breeds rare tropical fish.

Contact: joshdev@umich.edu

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