Joseph Vranas is a conductor, composer, trumpet player, and educator living and working in the Los Angeles area. He serves as the Artistic Director for the Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles, conducts youth orchestras and bands with Harmony Project and the Saturday Conservatory of Music, and is a Teaching Artist in Trumpet for Youth Orchestra Los Angeles in partnership with the LA Phil. He has been recognized by the Texas Music Educators Association and the City of Bell, CA for excellence in music education.
As a composer, Joseph has written for concert halls, ballet, film, and theatre with premieres across the US and internationally. His music has received commendations from the 48 Hour Film Competition, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Bolivian Music Festival. Vranas’ concert works often include elements of dance and folklore in keeping with his passion for ballet and storytelling.
Vranas is a graduate from the University of Oregon with Master’s degrees in Composition and Trumpet Performance. Previously, he studied Composition and Music Education at Sam Houston State University. He still performs in various ensembles and as a soloist on trumpet. In his down time, Joseph is usually in the kitchen, recreating his favorite meals in cuisines from around the world or writing poetry and screenplays.
Visit his website at apollonmusagete.com.