Joseph Vranas is an award-winning composer of concert and film music, having works performed across the United States, Venezuela, and France. Vranas' multimedia compositions have premiered on screen at the Cannes Film Festival and his music has been recognized through local competitions for film scoring, concert, and theatre music in cities such as Houston and Los Angeles.
As a conductor, Vranas has appeared on stage with various chamber and new music ensembles including the Old Main Brass Choir, the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE), and the Pacific Artists Collective (PAC).
Vranas is also an active trumpet performer and private teacher, as well as an activist for music education and music therapy. Vranas is currently pursuing a double masters degree in Composition and Trumpet Performance at the University of Oregon and has studied composition and music education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.