Josephine (Josie) Bearden

Josephine (Josie) Bearden

Biography

Josephine Bearden is a New York City based music copyist for Broadway, film, and television. As a company member of JoAnn Kane Music Service (JKMS). She is currently on set as the music copyist for the Steven Spielberg remake film of West Side Story. Her next upcoming project is the Broadway transfer of the West End hit show Tina: the Tina Turner Musical (Fall 2019).

Josephine has worked on a range of projects, most notably: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers Infinity War, The Greatest Showman, The Post, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, Black Panther, and Toy Story 4. Her most recent Broadway credits include Once On This Island (2017 revival), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway and U.S. National Tour), and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. She has also worked on numerous albums and live concerts for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Audra McDonald, Seth MacFarlane, and Harry Connick Jr., as well as several television shows, most notably: Family Guy, Orville, Empire, American Dad and The Simpsons.

Although based in New York, Josephine often works in Los Angeles, CA (Sony, Warner Brothers, and Fox Studios) as well as in London, UK (Abbey Road and Air Studios, RAK Studios, Aldwych Theatre - West End). Before beginning her role as a copyist with JKMS, Josephine was the assistant to Alex Lacamoire on the original Broadway productions of Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. Josephine holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Boston College. Through an exchange program with the university she was also selected to spend her third year of undergraduate study at Oxford University (UK), where she focused on Music Composition and Orchestration. 

Experience

  • Broadway

Regions

  • NYC Area
  • Southern California
  • United Kingdom

Expertise

  • Orchestrator
  • Music Copyist

Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Violin

Software

  • Finale
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her