In 2009 and 2010, Joseph Dangerfield was a Fulbright Scholar to Russia and the Netherlands, where he served as a composer-in-residence with the Studio for New Music Ensemble at Moscow Conservatory and guest lecturer at Conservatorium Maastricht. Instrumental and chamber compositions by Dangerfield had been performed at Wiener Konzerthaus, Moscow Conservatory, Frankfurter Künstlerclub, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Tartini and other prestigious venues around the world. In the United States, his music was premiered at San Francisco New Music Festival, MusicX Festival at the Cincinnati Conservatory, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music and the Society Of Composers, Inc.
Dangerfield received many prizes, such as the Aaron Copland Award (2010), the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra's Composition Prize (2010), Henry and Parker Pelzer Prize for Excellence in Composition (2005), and the ASCAP Standard Awards. Joseph was also a resident at the Leighton Studios in the Banff Centre For The Arts in Canada and the Yaddo Colony in New York. PIP Press Music Publications and European American Music Corporation publish his music.