A Canadian-born composer, Joy lives in Seattle with her husband and 2 sons. Amid teaching private music students, parenting, and ministry with her church, Eastgate Bible Fellowship, where her husband is the lead pastor, Joy enjoys composing whenever time allows.
Joy began composing and arranging in college as needed for various groups within her school and church. Relatively new to the “professional” composing world, since 2011 her pieces have been performed, recorded, and well received throughout the world. Her works have placed in the American Prize, 18th Street Singers Composer Competition, been endorsed by Project Encore, the ChoralNet Silver Platter Awards, and have received special mention in the ChoralNet Spotlight blogs. Currently many of Joy’s choral works can be found at MusicSpoke, Cypress Choral Music, and sheetmusicplus.
Joy’s multi-level piano pieces for students have been featured in Tempo Magazine in Alberta, Canada. Many of her works for multi-level piano and ensemble can be found at both MusicSpoke and sheetmusicplus.
Joy was the Composer In Residence for the Cascadian Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Gary Cannon, located in Seattle WA. for the 2018-19 season.