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seoul, korea - july 4-6, 2025

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composer tier
EArly bird special -$2,500


  • Composition Experience (Selected credits required)

  • Familiarity with and license for a notation software - Sibelius (preferred), Dorico, Finale (PDF of a recent score sample required)

  • Must be in person for studio days

auditor tier
EArly bird special



  • Access to all group zoom classes

  •  Invitation to all in-studio activities

  • One on One Instruction with Catherine Joy

  • All meals

While auditors cannot ask questions on the zoom or in-studio sessions, they are welcome to join the group for all meals and ask questions of JMH team members, musicians and participants during those hang-out times. They are a valued part of the program!

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limited seats available!

early bird deal ends may 1, 2025

final applications close may 31, 2025

Program structure

Preparation Sessions

Leading up to the in-studio weekend, there will be four evening zoom classes featuring score production instruction with Catherine Joy, feedback from musicians, and guest interviews with JMH Composer Clients. 


Participants will also have three one-on-one sessions where the JMH team will work with the composer participants as they compose, orchestrate and prepare their pieces for recording.


In-Studio Weekend:

Friday Meet & Greet

Get to know the JMH team

Receive all printed scores

Final preparations for studio sessions


Saturday - Brass and Woodwinds (8 piece)

10:00-1:00 Score producing masterclass with Catherine Joy

2:00-5:00 Round 1 of Composer Participant recording

6:30-9:30 Round 2 of Composer Participant recording


Sunday - Strings (12 piece)

10:00-1:00 Score producing masterclass with Catherine Joy

2:00-5:00 Round 1 of Composer Participant recording

6:30-9:30 Round 2 of Composer Participant recording


Program Completion Celebration! 

PRogram Includes

4 weeks of Zoom Instruction

3 One-on-One Sessions

50 minutes of Recording & Producing time

All meals on studio days

Session Photography and Videography

Printing of Score and Parts

Mixed Final Track

Why learn score production?

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!

about Joy Music House

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.

about Catherine joy

Catherine Joy is a composer, music producer and Adjunct Faculty of the Masters Screen Scoring program at New York University Steinhardt. She has score produced seven of her own orchestral scores including Home is a Hotel, Women In the Front Seat, and Potato Dreams of America and over 40 scores for other composers including Miriam Cutler, Emile Mosseri, Steven Argila, Drum&Lace and Ian Hultquist. Credits include the Oscar-nominated score for Minari, the score for Emmy-winning series Wild Wild Country and Emmy-Nominated RBG and Love, Gilda. Catherine also recently won the 2024 Society of Composers and Lyricists David Raksin Emerging Talent Award. 

While scoring projects in Los Angeles she started copying, orchestrating, score supervising and eventually score producing for film composers in the Los Angeles film composer community and beyond. This led to her founding the full service Score Production company Joy Music House in 2018 which is an elite team of composers providing support in all aspects of score production for their fellow composers. 


Catherine believes in community building and composers supporting composers. She is a long-time member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, is currently on the board of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and was the President from 2021 - 2023. Catherine has also mentored for Women In Animation and Women’s Audio Mission.

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