1985: Symphony for Winds and Percussion
Joseph Downing is an associate professor at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, where he teaches composition, music theory, and musicology. He has previously served on the faculty of Northwestern University and the professional staff of DePaul University.
Downing received his DM from Northwestern University and has been commissioned by many organizations including the American Guild of Organists and the Barlow Foundation. His Symphony for Winds and Percussion won the 1985 ABA Ostwald Award.