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JOE SANDERS
COMPOSER & ARRANGER

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Joe Sanders is an award-winning composer and arranger based in the Los Angeles area. From an early age Joe has lived and breathed music. Growing up in an artistic family he was inspired to begin his musical path starting with the violin. After teaching himself several other instruments and playing in orchestras and rock bands, he decided to pursue writing music professionally.

While attending the Bob Cole Conservatory at CSU Long Beach Joe was selected to be a part of the inaugural class of Game Audio Network Guild's Scholars Program and also performed in various venues including the TED stage for Eric Whitacre's presentation and the American Choral Directors Association. Shortly after graduating, Joe was awarded both the Grand Prize and Lennon Award for World Music in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the ending credits song 'Kundiman' from The Last Arrow. During this time he also participated in the selective Society of Composers and Lyricists Mentor Program and completed an internship with acclaimed composer Dominic Lewis whose studio is located at Hans Zimmer's behemoth media composer complex Remote Control Productions. 

Since then he has worked on a multitude of exciting projects including music for independent feature films that have been awarded at film festivals, music for shows on Fox Network, video games that have trended on the App Store, and musical arrangements/production for various pop artists. Videos featuring his music have over 90 million combined views on YouTube. Joe is best known for his haunting melodies, unique harmonic palettes, his electronic influences, and his passion for writing unique choral music into his scores.

 

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