John Kosch

Art Discipline: 
Kearney, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 7, 2023 to Aug 18, 2023

John Kosch is a composer and arranger currently working in Lincoln, Nebraska. His compositions fuse pop melodies and jazz chords with the intricate rhythms and textures of concert music. Kosch has received several honors for his compositions, including: The Herb
Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, a Student Downbeat Award, first place in the NAfME Young Composers Competition, a merit award from the Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition, and an honorable mention from Austin Classical Guitar. He is a three-time semifinalist for the American Prize, and his works have been selected for performances at regional and national Society of Composers conferences, as well as the Brevard Music Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, and the Cortona Sessions for New Music. He currently teaches applied composition at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.