see Cassandra French's Finishing School on DIRECTV, or streaming on the Audience Network
JoAnne Harris has conducted and recorded film scores at Abbey Road, East West, The Village, and Avatar with artists such as grammy winning Kurt Elling and members of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Her television work includes score for: Mal de Ojo (HBO), 20/20,Primetime, and Dateline. She has orchestrated scores for blockbusters City of Lies and The Infiltrator. Other highlights: conducting ensembles for the Shinnyo-En Lantern Lighting Festival at Lincoln Center, writing string arrangements for Chris Cester (of the band Jet), working on the music team of Sylvia (Broadway), and a summer in Shenzhen, China, writing music for an aerial circus show. Recently, she served as music director and keyboards at Joe’s Pub for a 6 night run of Triplight (a new musical by Greta Gertler - Gold and Ally Collier). She is a 2015 ASCAP “Composer to Watch”, and her concert music includes a winning entry of the Dallas Winds brass fanfare competition. A graduate of Concordia College, JoAnne studied choral composition and conducting with René Clausen. She currently teaches orchestration for cinema at CUNY Brooklyn College, sings with Cantori New York, and is a steering committee member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists in New York. She is thankful that her formative years were spent in the company of her father’s eclectic (some might even say bananas) cd collection.
Film: Mal de Ojo (HBO, original score), City of Lies (feature film, orchestrator / conductor), The Infiltrator (feature film, orchestrator / conductor), Cassandra French's Finishing School (ATT&T's Audience Network, original score), Off the Rails (feature film, orchestrator / conductor), Baked Goodes (webseries, original score), Crown for Christmas (Hallmark, original score).
Commercial: original music for Zipcar, Air France, Exel Energy campaigns.
Theatre: Shinnyo-En Lantern Lighting for Peace Ceremonies at Lincoln Center 2014, 2015 (arranger / conductor), Sylvia (Broadway, music associate), How I Paid for College (off Broadway reading, arranger), EVOLUTION (Aerial circus show, Shenzhen, associate composer).
Music Direction: Triplight (MD, keyboard) 6 nights at Joe’s Pub / The Public Theatre. 4 Women (MD, keyboard) New York New Stages Theatre Festival, Leaving Eden (MD, keyboard) 5 nights at 2019 New York Musical Festival; Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.
Pop: Demos produced by Chris Cester of the band Jet (arranger).
Concert: To Be Free; Winner, Dallas Winds Fanfare competition 2016-2017. Helen of Troy; for symphonic band (Commissioned by the Massachusetts Tri - County Symphonic Band under the direction of Philip Sanborn), Agnus Dei for mixed chorus (for Pop Up Choir Minneapolis).
Photos - - Karen Du, Evan Smith