Molly Joyce

Field of Practice:

Aural & Physical


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Charlottesville, USA


2020, 2021


May 2023 - Aug 2023

Born in Pittsburgh/USA in 1992.

Molly Joyce is a composer and performer based in Pittsburgh/USA. Her music has been described as one of »serene power« (New York Times), written to »superb effect« (The Wire), and »impassioned« (The Washington Post). Her works have been commissioned and performed by a number of Symphony Orchestras (New World, New York Youth, Pittsburgh, Albany, and Milwaukee) and by the New Juilliard, Decoda and Contemporaneous ensembles.

Additionally, her work has been presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, Classical:NEXT, VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival, and featured in outlets such as Pitchfork, Red Bull Radio, WNYC’s New Sounds, I Care If You Listen, National Sawdust Log, and Disability Arts Online. Molly often sings and plays with her vintage toy organ; an instrument she bought on eBay and loves for how it engages with her disabled left hand. Her debut solo album Breaking and Entering was released in 2020 on New Amsterdam Records.

Molly has received fellowships and residencies at Halcyon Arts Lab and Headlands Center for the Arts among others, has studied at The Juilliard School, New York/USA (2010–2014), at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag/Netherlands (2014–2015), and at the Yale School of Music, New Haven/USA (2015–2017).