Joshua Carter Maynard
Joshua Carter Maynard is a composer from Colorado Springs and is currently studying a Bachelor of Music in Composition at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Maynard’s choral compositions and arrangements have been performed by elite Chamber, A Capella, and Jazz Ensembles at multiple choral festivals and CHSAA competitions. His twelve-part Latin piece "Lux Aeterna'' was performed by the AAHS Chamber Singers at the Colorado Music Educators Association conference in Jan.2020. The choir was accepted into the conference after their CHSAA-Superior-rated performance of Maynard's "Green Mountain'' at the Westside Honor Festival in Nov.2018. Additionally, Maynard's orchestral piece "Winterdove'' was performed by the Denver Playground Ensemble at Denver University's Gates Hall in Jun.2020 and again at CU Boulder’s Sep.2021 Pendulum New Music Concert.
Maynard and his pieces have been awarded five Superior CHSAA ratings. Maynard directed music for multiple productions and sang in Honor and All-State level ensembles on the following stages: Carnegie Hall, the United States Polaris Center, the Pikes Peak Center, the Ent Center for the Performing Arts, the Colorado Bellco Theatre, David Filsinger Hall, the Kennedy Space Center, and Broadmoor Hall. In Feb.2020, he sang in the Colorado All-State Choir at the Buell Theatre. Maynard is also the founder of the Kadet Chorale, the first honor choir at the Air Academy.
Maynard is also a decorated Eagle Scout and published author of two fantasy novels. As an International Thespian Honor Society member, he has performed lead roles in Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Mamma Mia.