A Canadian-born composer, Joy lives in Seattle with 3 handsome men, 2 of which are her sons. Having home schooled both boys for several years, she enjoys composing as she is able. She also teaches private music students and works in ministry with her church, Eastgate Bible Fellowship, where her husband is the lead pastor.
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.
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 sheetmusicplus.
Joy is the current Composer In Residence for the Cascadian Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Gary Cannon, located in Seattle WA.