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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, she has just returned from the UK, working with Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard as the lead copyist on the new musical of Back to the Future. Before this, she spent the previous 18 months on site as the music copyist for the Steven Spielberg remake film of West Side Story. Her first lead copying role at JKMS was on both the London (2018) and Broadway (2019) productions of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical.

Since starting full-time with JKMS in 2016, Josephine has worked on a range of projects, most notably: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2017)/The Last Jedi (2018)/The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Frozen 2, Little Women, Avengers: Infinity War (2018)/ End Game (2019), Ford v. Ferrari, The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird, Toy Story 4, The Post, First Man, Mary Poppins Returns, Black Panther, Christopher Robbin and Ferdinand. She has also worked on numerous albums and live concerts for artists such as Barbra Streisand, Harry Connick Jr., Audra McDonald, Seth MacFarlane, and Idina Menzel, as well as several television shows, most notably: The Mandalorian, Family Guy, Orville, Empire, American Dad and The Simpsons.

Although based in the New York, Josephine often travels for work in L.A. (Sony, Warner Brothers, and Fox) and in London, UK (Abbey Road, Air Studios, and the 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. 

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • TV/Film
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Hireable as

  • Orchestrator
  • Music Copyist

Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Violin

Software

  • Digital Performer
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • She/Her