Molly Joyce (b. 1992, Pittsburgh, Penn.) is an American composer and performer.
Molly has studied at The Juilliard School (graduating with scholastic distinction), the Royal Conservatory in The Hague as a recipient of the Frank Huntington Beebe Fund Grant, and the Yale School of Music.
Her works have been commissioned and performed by ensembles including the New World Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the New Juilliard, Decoda, and Contemporaneous ensembles. Additionally, her work has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon and VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival, and featured in outlets such as Pitchfork, WNYC’s New Sounds, Q2 Music, I Care If You Listen, and The Log Journal.
As a performer, Molly often plays 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 additionally active as a DJ, spinning under the moniker “DJ MJ.”
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 assisted composers Glenn Kotche, Missy Mazzoli, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Shara Nova, among others. A committed teaching artist, she has taught as part of Yale’s Music in Schools Initiative, Juilliard’s Morse and Gluck Outreach Fellowships, and with the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers Program.
Works for Winds