Joe Jaxson (He/Him/His) (b. 2000) from Staunton, Virginia is a student at James Madison University studying for his B.M. in Composition. He was named an Honorable Mention in the Young Composers Competition - 37th Contemporary Music Festival at the High School Division in 2017. He also has had a piece selected for recognition at the VMEA (Virginia Music Educators Association) Composition Festival during the annual conference in 2018.