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composers supporting composers

in all aspects of score production


Joy Music House is a woman-lead business working towards innovating the world of score production with a commitment to community, diversity and equality. We are composers supporting composers through all areas of score production while uplifting the community and providing a spotlight for emerging and diverse creators. We have teams in LA, New York, and London.

Composers can find the resources they need at JMH, whether it is an assistant for three days or a score production team for a month.

Think of us as an elite force of musical operatives, ready to come on board at a moment’s notice.


what We provide: 


Additional Music

Music Editing


Synthestration/Mockup (Any DAW)


Copying (Sibelius, Finale)

Music Preparation

ProTools Session Setup

As composers, we’re lucky when we have the opportunity and budget to record live musicians, whether it be chamber ensembles or full orchestras. Producing these recording sessions is a skill that doesn’t come naturally.


When score producing you need to run the session, direct both the musicians and the engineer, keep an eye on the time, mentally process the takes as they are happening, problem shoot and strategize how to get the sound you need in that moment. Every second that ticks by is money spent. It is a lot of pressure!


The JMH Score Production Workshop will equip you with those skills and then provide you the chance to use them, just like in real life. You will then receive feedback and do it all again the next day!



Meet the team

Meet the Team
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With a passion for music and collaboration, Catherine Joy is a composer for film, media and live performance. She won Best Documentary Score for the uplifting feature documentary Gold Balls. She recently scored the documentary Naughty Books (Hulu) which features narration by Aisha Tyler, Allison Tolman and Aimee Garcia, and resulted in an ASCAP Composers Choice Award nomination. Her latest feature, Potato Dreams Of America had its world premiere at SXSW 2021. Catherine was also the score producer and lead orchestra on the Oscar-nominated score for Minari.


Catherine has scored a number of series, starting with Capitol Hill which began on youtube and then was televised throughout Canada and Europe. She also scored the dramedies Abby & Tabby Alone In The Desert and No Matter What. In 2020 Catherine worked on the History channel three night miniseries WASHINGTON and led the Joy Music House team in score producing Homecoming Season 2 (Amazon Studios). Most recently she scored the short documentary animation series There's No 'I' In Island (Screen Australia).


Catherine is the founder and CEO of Joy Music House, a full service score production company and the President for the Alliance for Women Film Composers.


Robinton Hobbs is a composer, music editor and producer based in Los Angeles. He studied music production at Berklee College of Music and spent a decade playing with rock bands before making the transition into media composing full time.

Robinton is the COO and Co-Founder of Joy Music House, where he has helped produce scores which include Emile Mosseri’s Oscar nominated score for Minari, Terence Blanchard’s The Woman King,  and served as the music editor on the  hit Netflix docuseries Untold.

His most recent album, Elder Garden Vocations, was released in April, 2021

When he is not writing music, Robinton has been known to dabble in language creation, medieval history and all things Dungeons & Dragons.


When Joseph Carrillo first discovered the impact of cinematic music, he was inspired to create. But growing up in a community without film opportunities, he turned to the stage, composing incidental music for plays throughout high school and college. He began his musical training first with piano lessons and later to playing trumpet and French horn in the school band, and singing in the choir. He discovered a passion for oboe and earned a degree in oboe performance from Boise State University.


Joseph now focuses his talents in the film music industry in Los Angeles. His work can be heard in numerous features, commercials, web series, and short films.


Joseph has also prepared scores and parts, served as orchestrator and arranger for other industry colleagues, including Miriam Cutler (Dark Money, RBG, Love, Gilda), and Penka Kouneva (Life Link, Blue). Additionally, he has performed oboe parts, whistling, vocals, and voice-over narration.


The early years of his career spent working for Universal’s sound department inspired him to expand his work to include sound design, editorial, and re-recording mixer for multiple projects. He has also composed music for the concert stage, enjoys writing poetry, painting, cooking, and Halloween.


Zoë Lustri is a composer and songwriter from Austin, Texas. She studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Zoë continues her quest in the film music industry in Los Angeles where she interned with Bear McCreary’s studio Sparks and Shadows, working on shows including The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Outlander and more.


Zoë has worked on a variety of films ranging from action packed thrillers like Close Range, Boyka: Undisputed, and Dead Trigger, to documentaries such as The Perfect Physique, Requiem For My Mother and the critically acclaimed RBG. Zoë continues to write original music and lyrics for indie shorts and web series while working on her first EP.

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Hope Bartimioli Thal (H.B. Thal) is a composer, songwriter and vocalist based out of Los Angeles. With a background in classical voice, studying film scoring at UCLA, and a passion for pop music, H.B. finds a presence in most genres. She has composed on various independent projects including 2018 IFC Festival Best Comedic Short winning film: Cat’s Outta the Bag.

She is a composer at Joy Music House, a score production company which credits include Emile Mosseri’s Oscar nominated score for “Minari”, “RBG”, “Homecoming” & many more. In 2019 H.B. released a 4 song EP on all platforms showcasing her skills as a songwriter as well as her single “Edge of You”.

Most recently she has been working with composer and songwriter, Alex Geringas doing additional music and assisting on several animated shows and the upcoming Netflix animated Movie Musical “Arlo the Alligator Boy.”


An award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ariel Marx draws from many different genres and often combines orchestral and rare instruments with electronics to create unique worlds of sound. 

Most recently, Ariel co-composed the score for Edward James Olmos’ feature The Devil Has A Name starring David Strathairn, Kate Bosworth, Pablo Shreiber, Edward James Olmos, Alfred Molina, Martin Sheen, Haley Joel Osment, and Kate Asleton. 

She also wrote the score for the Emmy-nominated HBO film The Tale, directed by Jennifer Fox, and starring Laura Dern, Elizabeth Debicki, Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Common and John Heard // Shawn Snyder's To Dust— starring Géza Röhrig and Matthew Broderick — which won the Best New Narrative Director and Narrative Audience Awards at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Galt Niederhoffer’s 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up(starring Christina Ricci and Hamish Linklater) and Sarah Pirozek's #LIKE (starring Sarah Rich and Marc Menchacha).

 Her scores have premiered alongside films at prestigious national and international film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW—winning awards at several for her musical contributions. 


Nikhil Koparkar is a composer, performing artist and multi-instrumentalist who creates compelling scores, songs and sound design for Film, Video Games, TV & VR. His music can be found in feature-films, web-series, games and TV underscore for Discovery Channel/TLC Network.

He is the lead composer/arranger for NATURE OF ALL THINGS, an orchestral album featuring folk instruments of India and the Far East. In 2018, he was nominated for a Hollywood Music In Media Award in the “World Music” category for his work on the album.

He is currently the sound designer on the highly anticipated sequel to the game, “Clicker Heroes”, which ranks on Steam as one of their top 10 most played games. In 2014, he was the composer for the popular YouTube web-series, “Brownies” which garnered millions of views over it’s three season run. Through both his composition work and his albums, he has been featured in The Huffington Post, Music Connection and

Recently, Nikhil has added cutting-edge binaural and ambisonic spatial audio knowledge to his arsenal, creating compelling environments for VR and mobile games/apps.


Edith Mudge is a composer/producer based out of Los Angeles, California.  To date, her music has been placed in 1025 episodes of 277 series. 


Due to her rigorous 3-year training at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions and Bleeding Fingers, and 2 years of full-time composing at Jingle Punks, Edith has acquired a comprehensive set of musical, technical, and collaborative skills.  Her composing credits include YouTube Premium series Step Up: High Water, Saturday Night Live, and Showtime's The Circus, as well as a plethora of reality TV series, including Queer Eye, Project Runway, and The Real Housewives franchise. Her ad credits include IFC, KTLA, and Peloton.  


She currently composes for TV, film, podcasts, live theater and more, with a specialty in electronic drama, synth-pop, and choral music. 



Dabney Morris is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles.

His chamber works have been performed by the Alias Chamber Ensemble and Lockeland Strings. As a composer for film & TV, Morris has composed original music for the award-winning feature film, Almost Love, the upcoming feature film, Broken Diamonds and the short film, Compression Diary. He’s provided additional music for TV series like, Sorry For Your Loss, Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children, A Teacher, and arranged and orchestrated on the Netflix original film, All The Bright Places.

He has arranged for artists such as Louis Prince, Skyway Man, and Alexander Wren.

As a producer, Morris has worked on records by Wild Cub, MYZICA, Ezra Carey, Bryan Cates, and others.

Dabney is co-founder of Chamber House, a series of modern chamber music concerts hosted in intimate venues in Los Angeles. He is also the host of the Chamber House Podcast.

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With a deep love for music and performance, Bobak Lotfipour has honed in on his skill as a composer and performing musician. 


Most known for his work with composer Daniel Hart, Bobak has composed additional music for the TV series The Exorcist, SMILF, OverWater (Belgium 2019), along with Light of My Life, A Ghost Story, and Recovery Boys (documentary). Bobak has also performed as percussionist/drumset for the TV series Strange Angel, Forever, and film projects Ain’t Them Body Saints, Comet, Tumbledown, Return to Sender, Lost in the Sun, Uncertain. In addition he performed on the St. Vincents track “Something On Your Mind” for the Disney film Pete’s Dragon. Recently, Bobak has been collaborating with composer Catherine Joy for documentaries The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart, Naughty books and horror feature The Parish. 


In addition to composing, Bobak is also an original member of band Dark Rooms, in which he is known for performing drumset/percussion.

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Ray is a film composer, characterized by a distinct hybrid voice, blending traditional and contemporary elements into a richly melodic amalgamation of styles. His portfolio includes composing music for notable productions like AppleTV’s “Lessons in Chemistry,” HBO Max’s “Hacks” Seasons 1 and 2, and Netflix’s “Griselda,” demonstrating his remarkable versatility across various styles and genres.


In addition to his composition work, Ray is a skilled orchestrator who has contributed to projects such as Universal’s “The Exorcist: Believer,” Amazon Prime’s “Red White & Royal Blue,” and Hulu’s “Death and Other Details” series.


Currently, Ray is actively involved in composing for the inaugural season of Netflix’s “Heals” and “Department Q” series. With a promising lineup of projects on the horizon, he also shares his expertise by instructing students at the University of Miami in the art of scoring for film, games, and other media forms


Brian is a re-recording mixer, music/scoring mixer, music producer, expert recordist, songwriter and composer with 15+ years of experience working in film, television, advertising and music.

His work can be heard in Academy Award winning films (Zootopia), Emmy winning shows (Dexter, Arrested Development), promos and commercials for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Facebook, and American Girl, the video game Final Fantasy XV, as well as many more titles!




The Dilemma of Desire, 'Til Kingdom Come, Love Gilda, Dark Money, RBG, Finding Kukan, The Hunting Ground, Flannery

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Minari, Homecoming Season 2, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Cobweb, Rosaline, Plus/Minus, Rejoice, At The Heart Of Gold 
Score Production, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Rosaline, Plus/Minus, Lost At Sea, Little, At The Heart Of Gold 
Score Production, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Untold, Wild Wild Country (Emmy for Best Documentary Series)

Music Editing, Arranging, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Pigeon Kings

Score Production, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation


The Neutral Ground, Making Black America

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Last of the Winthrops

Score Production,  Orchestration, Music Preparation


Son of the South, High Guardian Spice, Abe & Phil's Last Poker GameKyra, Who Got Away

Orchestration, Music Preparation, Pro-Tools Session Setup, In-Studio Assistance


Text for You, All The Bright Places

Score Production, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Primrose Lane, Blue, Life Link, Fitsy

Additional Music, Arranging, Synthestration


Joan Jett: Bad Reputation, King of Beers

Score Production, Arranging, Music Editing, Orchestration, Music Preparation, Pro-Tools Session Setup, In-Studio Assistance



Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman Virtual Reality Game

Orchestration, Copying


Love Jacked

Orchestration, Music Preparation, ProTools Session Setup


Circus Sam

Score Production, Orchestration, Music Preparation, In-Studio Assistance


Our Hospitality - Live Score Performance with the Dallas Chamber Symphony

Music Preparation


Music Preparation


"Catherine and her associates have been with me through some of the craziest deadlines, difficult situations, and challenging budgets. If you are looking for professional support with the best attitude and go for it mentality, who truly love being part of the scoring process, no matter what role they play, offering flexibility to expand and contract the team as needed, you have come to the right place. Now I can't imagine my process without them"  - Miriam Cutler

"There is a small miracle that Joy Music House performs, and that is instantaneous scalability for any composer’s operation. Aside from her own personal talents, Catherine Joy has a large network of trusted employees and associates who have come to my aid on a project by project basis, and sometimes a day to day basis. You can even call up Catherine the night before a big session and say, “The guy who we hired to do all of our notation has had a medical emergency and we can’t retrieve our sheet music.” And eight hours later, at East West Studios, she will hand you a stack of beautifully notated orchestrations, and stick around to make sure the session goes well."  - Brocker Way

“Working with Catherine is a Joy (pun intended). She is a consummate professional, and adds value to every situation. Most importantly, I have complete trust in her taste and her ability to handle all aspects of the scoring process.”  - Jacques Brautbar

"Working with Joy Music House was an absolute pleasure. We found ourselves in a tight situation with both time and budget working against us, but their dedicated team made everything run so smoothly and efficiently. Working with a team like their's allows you to rest assured that your music will be great hands every step of the way. We can't wait to work with them again!"

- Drum & Lace and Ian Hultquist

"Projects can be chaotic: dates changing, budgets shifting and revisions up until the last minute. JMH made it possible for me to focus on the music, and when our recording day finally arrived, everything was air tight and ready to go. Catherine and her team made the session run seamlessly and allowed me to speak to producers, focus on the musicians and leave the stress of the logistics out of my mind. On the day, Catherine knew the music as well (or better) than I did, and commanded the room to make sure we stayed on schedule and focused and leaving with something we were all proud of."  - Keegan Dewitt


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