Described as “extremely sensitive dynamically, with a beautiful sound” by renowned British conductor Timothy Reynish, Joshua Heaney is an award-winning concert saxophonist seeking novel expression, storytelling, and human connection through contemporary music.
Joshua has collaborated with, commissioned, and premiered over 40 works by distinguished and emerging composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, John Luther Adams, Marilyn Shrude, Marc Mellits, Michael Schelle, Evan Ziporyn, Viet Cuong, Matthew Kennedy, and many others. He has performed throughout the United States at regional and national engagements, including the Bowling Green New Music Festival, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, Society for Minimalist Music International Conference, SoundNOW, Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, and North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.
Joshua has also been heard on various music series and radio programs, including ArtsX, EAR|EYE at Toledo Museum of Art, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts’ Composer Playlist, WABE Atlanta Music Scene, and WGTE Live from FM 91. Currently, Joshua Heaney teaches saxophone, clarinet, and chamber music at Heidelberg University. He holds music degrees from Susquehanna University (BME), Georgia State University (MM/ AD), and is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. His saxophone studies are with Gail B. Levinsky, Jan Berry Baker, John Sampen, and Frederick L. Hemke.
Joshua Heaney is a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician and performs on Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces exclusively.