Joe starr

Joe trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with a Masters degree in Music Directing for Musical Theatre. He studied Composition for Film & TV at the University of Bristol, Popular Music & Jazz at the University of South Wales and as a vocal coach is certified in Estill Figure Proficiency.

Now based in London he is currently working as a freelance lecturer and Music Director with production companies and arts colleges around the UK. Most recently he has been working with Headliners Theatre Company (Carnival UK), Urdang Academy, ICMT (International College of Musical Theatre), MX Masterclass, Rose Bruford College and Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts.

Between 2011-2018 Joe worked internationally as a Music Director, Bandleader and Musician across four major cruise lines, and for two years he performed with Las Vegas based production company Legends In Concert on board Norwegian Cruise Line’s biggest ship, Norwegian Epic. He has also worked with various production companies in Minnesota, USA as orchestrator and Music Director on projects including new musicals and improv-based comedy productions.

Joe has composed and produced original music for video games, theatre and live performance and has created arrangements and orchestrations for cabaret entertainers working internationally as well as some of the world’s biggest cruise lines. He regularly produces custom music arrangements for performers, students, choirs and vocal ensembles.