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Joy Son

Joy Son

Biography

Joy Son [Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger]: As an award-winning theatre composer, Her musicals have been performed here in the US and in Asia. As for Takarazuka Revue Company’s (founded 1913) musical 『舞音-MANON-』, she was the third foreign composer (after Frank Wildhorn and Sylvester Levay) to be commissioned to write the original musicals for them in their more than one-hundred-year history! 

Notable full length musicals: With Alan Gordon: BETTER THAN DREAMING [2020 Raise Your Voice Competition Winner, 2018 York Theatre NEO reading series workshop, 2015 Santa Fe Musical Festival, 2014 IMEA Awards] and THE UNITED STATES OF US [2014 American Harmony Prize, 2018 Florida Theatrical Association Workshop Production]; With Kirsten Guenther: LITTLE MISS FIX-IT [Pace New Musicals, Roundabout Underground Reading Series, CAP21 and Emerson College Workshop Productions]; With Steve Routman: THE FISHER KING; With Heejoon Lee: LOVERS IN PARIS (Korean title: 파리의 연인) [2012, D-Cube Arts Center, Seoul; 2012 The Musical Awards Best Score Nominee] and RUNWAY BEAT (Korean title: 런웨이 비트) [2015 Arko Art Center, Seoul]; With Keiko Ueda: 『舞音-MANON-』 [Takarazuka Revue 2015-2016 Production, Tokyo & Osaka].

Joy has written short musicals and revues with Masi Asare, Brooke Pierce, Tom Gualtieri, Amanda Yesnowitz, Daniel F. Levin and was commissioned to write for TADA! Youth Theatre, Northeast Children’s Theatre Company, Hear Her Song and many more. Publication: “Happy” (with Jill Abramovitz) The BMI Workshop Songbook, Vol.1. With the versatility of crossing over various styles, Joy also writes classical music, pop, sacred music, and provides arrangement and orchestration services for others.

Awards: Winner of 2021 Raise Your Voice Competition; 2018 & 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist; 2017 York Theatre NEO Fellow; 2015 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award semi-finalist; Winner of 2014 IMEA Awards (Best Original Score); Winner of 2013 Arts Council Korea National Grant; Winner of 2006 Shelley Pinz Prize; Winner of 2007 Jerry Harrington Musical Award

Affiliation: Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

For professional inquiries: [email protected] 

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Other Countries

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Producer/Record Producer

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano/Keyboard

My Instruments

  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • BMI
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
  • MUSE

Person of Color?

  • Yes

Pronouns

  • She/Her