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Joy Son

Joy Son


Joy Son [Composer/Orchestrator/Arranger]: As an award-winning theatre composer, her musicals have been performed internationally- in the U.S., South Korea and Japan. Notable full length musicals: With Alan Gordon: BETTER THAN DREAMING [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 Keiko Ueda: MANON [Takarazuka Revue Company 2015-2016 Production, Tokyo & Osaka]; With Heejoon Lee: LOVERS IN PARIS [2012, D-Cube Arts Center, Seoul; 2012 The Musical Awards Best Score Nominee] and RUNWAY BEAT [2015 Arko Art Center, Seoul]. Ms. Son 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 and many more. Publication: “Happy” (with Jill Abramovitz) The BMI Workshop Songbook, Vol.1. Ms. Son holds a M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing (Tisch, NYU), a M.A. in Composition (Steinhardt, NYU) and a B.M. in Composition (Ewha Womans University) and is a proud alumna of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop and a member of Dramatists Guild of America. Winner of 2006 Shelley Pinz Prize; Winner of 2013 Arts Council Korea National Grant; 2018 & 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist; 2015 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award semi-finalist; 2017 York Theatre NEO Fellow. As an orchestrator with classical music training, Ms. Son has composed and orchestrated for Takarazuka Revue Orchestra (23 piece/cond. Akihiro Shiota) and Shema Youth Orchestra (29 piece/cond. Hana Kim). Known for versatility in crossing over various genres, Ms. Son has also written pop, jazz and sacred music and continuously expands into new possibilities.
Sheet music available for sale on and

Professional Experience

  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Other Countries

Interested in touring?

  • No

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

My Primary Instrument

  • Piano/Keyboard

My Instruments

  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards


  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic


  • BMI
  • MUSE

Person of Color?

  • Yes


  • She/Her