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Joel Clarkson

From the soaring, cinematic sounds of his film music to his melodic, pensive piano works, Joel Clarkson is an award-winning composer who is known for the vibrant colors of sound he paints with his music. Joel's composition is often focused on film scores, and he has provided original music for numerous feature and short films in addition to orchestrating and conducting for many different genres and settings. He has also received high praise as a concert composer and orchestrator, and his creative contributions to concert music have been heard around the world to great acclaim. Joel has provided his expertise in many other artistic environments, including the audiobook world, where he has delighted listeners near and far as an engaging voice artist, and also in nonfiction publishing, where he has collaborated as a creative contributor and editor on multiple bestselling books. Joel was born in Vienna, Austria, and received his undergraduate degree from the Berklee College of Music, summa cum laude. He currently finds his home in the shadow of the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Monument, Colorado. For more information, please visit