Musical Theater Experience:
With over 33 years of performing and recording experience, Joy has appeared in several leading and supporting ingénue and character roles in Off-Broadway and Regional Productions including Gypsy, Fiddler on The Roof, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Grease, Anything Goes and Annie. Joy has also starred in several one-woman shows throughout the world including The Broward Center for Performing Arts in Florida, The Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland and The Rainbow Room in New York City.

Recording Studio Experience:
Starting her professional career at the age of 9, Joy has recorded dozens of jingles and voice-overs for television and radio including Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Captain Kangaroo, A & W Root Beer, Dutch Birch Beer, Zoom and several Educational Series with renowned composer Irv Dweir for use in nationwide school systems. Joy has recorded for The Peter Pan Record Co. in New York, Master Tone Recording Studios in New York, World Entertainment Group in Florida and Ridenour Recording Studios in Florida. Joy has worked with many premiere band and production companies such as Steven Scott Orchestras, Hank Lane Music, and Chase Music Productions.

Vocal Coaching Experience and Skills:
Over 20 years of experience vocal coaching hundreds of children and adult students. Successful, proven techniques and exercises focus on ear training, vocalization exercises, breathing exercises, stage presence, vocal dynamics, personal style and music theory.

Professional Musician and Acting Training:

  • Musical Theater Undergraduate studies, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
  • Singing and voice production with David Sorin-Collyer, one of America's foremost voice teachers, New York City
  • Acting training with renowned actress Kate McGregor-Stewart, New York City
  • Television Commercial Acting with Actors in Advertising, New York City
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City
  • Trained with Loyd Williamson at The Actor’s Movement
  • Studio, New York City
  • Standard American Speech with Betty Ann Leesburg, New York City

Professional Education, Certifications, and Degrees:

  • Musical Theater Undergraduate, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
  • Master of Science Degree, Special Education, Long Island University, New York
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, State University of New York
  • Certified Music Teacher
  • Certified Special Education Teacher
  • Certified School Guidance Counselor
  • Certified Elementary Education Teacher
  • Accomplished Behavioral Support Specialist and Music Therapist for children and families
  • Applied Behavior Analysis, including Functional Behavior Assessments and Classroom Behavior plans
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