Josué Vera is a Puerto Rican multimedia composer based in NYC. His work supports and highlights the narrative structure in different mediums, like film, podcast, and video games. He's worked on multiple short films that have been featured in film festivals around the world, like Los Angeles Cine Fest, Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival, and Festival International Du Film D’Alhoceima. In 2019, he was awarded Best Original Score In the Five Continents International Film Festival for his work on the short film ONē. He’s had the pleasure to learn under Emmy Award winning Jamie Lawrence (All My Children) and ASCAP winning Tom Salta (Halo, PUBG). Josué is also a CoFounder and Creative Director of the Video Game Music Con - Puerto Rico.
Vera also had the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Milan Screen Music Program. In that same year, he was commissioned a piece for harp ensemble by the American Harp Society as part of the American Harp Society Inc. Grants Program, premiered in June 2022. In 2018, he won the Pro Arte Musical Composition Award and his piece was premiered at the CBA of Puerto Rico.
He obtained his Master's degree in Screen Scoring at NYU Steinhardt, and BM in Music Composition at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico. He was awarded the "Elmer Bernstein Award for Outstanding Collaboration and Engagement in Screen Scoring" at NYU. He also worked as an intern for the NYU Screen Scoring Summer Workshop Program in 2021 and 2022.