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Joy Son

Joy Son


Joy Son [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]. Short Musicals and Revues: FREE-RIDE (with Masi Asare & Brooke Pierce), A SUPPER AT ELSINORE (with Tom Gualtieri), OFF-BEAT (with Amanda Yesnowitz, for Raw Impressions), HEE-HAW, IT’S A WONDERFUL LI*E (with Daniel F. Levin), EVERYTHING ABOUT A FAMILY (Almost) (for TADA! Youth Theatre) and many more. Publication: “Happy” (with Jill Abramovitz) The BMI Workshop Songbook, Vol.1. A proud member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Workshop and Dramatists Guild of America, 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). 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. Known for versatility in crossing over various genres, Ms. Son has also written classical pieces, pop, jazz and sacred music and continuously expands into new possibilities.
Sheet music’s available for sale on and

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Other Countries

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

My Instruments

  • Piano


  • Finale
  • Logic
  • Sibelius


  • BMI


  • She/Her