Josh Hummel
Creating music that is artistically rich and unabashedly beautiful is the credo of composer and pianist, Josh Hummel. Josh is the owner of Sinensis Music, composes a wide variety of ambient and concert music, and just formed Hartford-based ambient duo, ARIL.


Sinensis Music, Hartford, CT
Composition Studio specializing in concert music, electro-acoustic and computer music, film and theatre music, ambient sound art, mixed media.
Adjunct Faculty and Director of Musical Ensembles
Capital Community College
Courses: Piano I, History and Appreciation of Music, History of American Music,
Academic Reading, Fundamentals of English Composition
Graduate Fellow of Music Theory
Hartt School of Music
Courses: Diatonic Harmony, Fundamentals of Music Theory
Teaching Faculty
Hartford Christian Academy
Courses: British Literature and English Composition and Grammar
Acting, Interpretive Speech, Public Speaking, Biblical Studies in Acts
Junior High Appreciation of Music
Music Director
Hartford Christian Academy
Hartford Christian Academy Choristers
Hartford Christian Academy Chorale
Hartford Christian Academy Chorus
Junior High Choir
Graduate Assistant of Speech Communication
Bob Jones University
Course: Fundamentals of Public Speaking


The Leonard Bernstein Award for Composition, ASCAP, 2010
The Frederick Fennell Prize for best original score for concert band, ASCAP/CBDNA, 2010
The Diemente Prize for Composition, Hartt School of Music, 2010
First Place, Spectrum Singers 30th Anniversary Choral Composition Competition, 2010
Honorable Mention, ESOTERICS International Choral Composition Competition, 2009
First Place, Soundforth Choral Composition Competition, 2004


Haiku Symphony No. 5, orchestra - commissioned by Central Connecticut State University, September 2010.

Clam Chowder, string quartet - commissioned by the Culinary Arts department of the University of Hartford, March 2010.

Orpheus, chamber orchestra - commissioned by Emergence, an interdisciplinary collaborative sponsored by the Hartt School of Music, March 2010.

Hungry Hearts, film score - commissioned by the Hartt School of Music and the West Hartford Jewish Film Festival, March 2010.

Blossoms, three caprices for solo flute - commissioned by the Katie Lansdale Violin Studio, Hartt School of Music, November 2010.

Icarus, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano - commissioned by the Namaste Ensemble for their 2009 fall tour of Italy and 2010 residency at the Hartt School of Music.

Twelfth Night, theatre music - commissioned by the Hartt School Theatre Division to compose original music for their fall 2009 production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Robert Davis.

What Wondrous Love is This, SSA - commissioned by the New England Girls' Choir for their 2009 concert season.

Firestorm, for bayan quintet - commissioned by the Hartt School Composers Seminar and University "Jurja Dobrile" in Pula, Croatia. Premiered May 14, 2009 in Croatia.

Commedia, wind quintet and harpsichord - commissioned by the Hartt School Composition Department and Performance 20/20 for the 2009 Prism concert, April 4, 2009.


B.Mus. piano proficiency
Bob Jones University, 2003

M.A. Fine Arts, theatre/dramatic production concentration
Bob Jones University, 2006
Principle Professor: Marius Pundys
Thesis Title: Leave it to Psmith, a musical adaptation of the play by P. G. Wodehouse

M.Mus. in Composition
Hartt School of Music, 2010
Principal Professors: Robert Carl, Kenneth Steen and Stephen Gryc
Thesis: Haiku Symphony No. 1, 2, 3, 4 (dur. 60.00) - orchestra (Nos. 1,2), chamber ensemble (No. 3), wind ensemble (No. 4)