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Joe Jaxson

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Joe Jaxson

Biography

Joe Jaxson (b. 19 March 2000) is an American composer, arranger and student.

Mr. Jaxon completed his Bachelor of Music, Composition degree from James Madison University in 2022. He pursues versatility in writing within numerous styles and genres ranging from contemporary classical to cinematic film scoring. He writes:

Music to me means expressing the things that intrigue me; to find and elicit the emotions I experience and to be able to convey those emotions into the music I write.

Mr. Jaxson received an honorable mention in the Young Composers Competition – JMU 37th Contemporary Music Festival at the high school division in 2017 for his brass quartet Tranquil, Pulse, and Drive!. In 2018, his wind ensemble piece Fanfare and Celebration was selected for recognition at the Virginia Music Educators Association Composition Festival during its annual conference. His piece Fanfare and Overture for Orchestra was selected by the USC Student Symphony Orchestra 2020 Call for Scores as one of its winners for their upcoming season. Joe was also selected as one of the ten composers for the modern chamber group Five by Five's 2020 Call for Scores and Ideas.

In addition to composing, Joe takes pleasure in arranging music. In August 2020, Joe arranged the instrumental for the newly released single Rooftop by recording artist Georgia Saunders.


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