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JOSS is a composer for visual media, the concert stage, and musical theatre, who is dedicated to creating cathartic and connecting experiences for audiences, performers, and collaborators alike.
Specializing in orchestral, sampled/electronic, and vocal music, Joss has composed scores for romantic narratives, confronting documentaries, and beyond - including music for the 2023 and 2022 Sports EMMYs awards In Memoriam segments, as well as "Running the Show," an award winner in the 2021 ConnectHER Film Festival, and "Overcome," a Robert M. Golden award-winning live concert-to-picture.  His diverse choral works are inspired by his love of language - he speaks Mandarin Chinese, French, and Korean - and include an original pop song featured as the theme for the broadcast media of the "Chinese Bridge" competition, as well as more traditional pieces, such as a Latin psalm premiered by the National Children's Chorus at the Santa Cecilia national conservatory in Rome.  His instrumental works include a “hootenanny”-inspired composition premiered by the Friction Quartet, a virtuoso "gauntlet" flute work written for Shao-Wei Chou, and a a "chamber rock" piano trio read at Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of his three-year tenure as an Associate Composing Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as cinematic orchestral compositions for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. 
As a musician/vocalist, Joss has performed on numerous film scores, including entries in the Despicable Me and X-Men franchises, as well as on an original song by Alan Menken for the ABC television show The Neighbors.  He has also performed on The Tonight Show with his longtime mentor, world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.  Most recently, he sang as a pro chorister with the choir of St. Patrick's Cathedral for the FDNY 9/11 20th anniversary memorial and throughout the 2021-22 & 2022-2023 seasons.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Joss first began formal composition studies with Ian Krouse at UCLA.  He then studied under Mark Applebaum, Jonathan Berger, and Erik Ulman at Stanford University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Music Composition (with Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. in Music, Science, and Technology.  He recently completed a master's in Music Theory and Composition with a Concentration in Screen Scoring at New York University, studying composition with John Kaefer, Jamie Lawrence, and Eric Hachikian.

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