Molly Joyce

Molly Joyce's music has been described as "impassioned" (The Washington Post), written to "superb effect" (The Wire), and “vibrant, inventive music that communicates straight from the heart” (Prufrock's Dilemma). Her works have been commissioned and performed by several distinguished ensembles including the New World Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New Juilliard, Decoda, and Contemporaneous ensembles and at the Bang on a Can Marathon. The 2016-17 season will see the first commercial releases of Molly's music, both on New Amsterdam Records. These releases include Molly's debut solo release, featuring two violin and electronics pieces performed by violinists Monica Germino and Adrianna Mateo, and a work on Bang on a Can All-Stars member Vicky Chow's album of electroacoustic piano compositions. In addition, Molly will continue her wide variety of performances and collaborations involving her vintage toy organ, including the premiere of an evening-length set on the Uncertainty Music Series, and a collaboration with choreographer Ying Cai for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Festival, both in New Haven, CT.

Past seasons have seen commissions from performers such as Avi Avital, Vicky Chow, Present Music, and the Grand Valley State New Music Ensemble, among others. Additionally, Molly has received grants from New Music USA, the Jerome Fund / American Composers Forum, and has held a residency at ArtCenter/ South Florida. As a performer, Molly often performs on her vintage Magnus toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay and has performed on in multiple capacities; including solo, with toy piano, and with a beatboxer. She is also a founding member of the Catchpenny Composers' Collective / Ensemble based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Also an active participant in other aspects of the music industry, Molly is currently the Digital Content Manager for New Amsterdam Presents/Records and has served as an assistant to Glenn Kotche, Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Shara Worden, among others. A committed teaching artist, she currently teaches as part of Yale's Music in Schools Initiative in the New Haven Public Schools.

Molly received a Bachelor of Music degree with Scholastic Distinction from The Juilliard School, studying with Samuel Adler and Christopher Rouse. As a recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Grant, she studied at the Koninklijk Conservatorium with Martijn Padding and Guus Janssen. She currently studies at the Yale School of Music with Hannah Lash and Christopher Theofanidis.

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