Joanne S. Na is a contemporary classical composer, writing a various range of works from solo, vocal, chamber ensemble, to orchestral works. Her compositions have been performed and read by soprano Estelí Gomez, cellist Arlen Hlusko, Helix! New Music Ensemble, Split the Lark New Music Ensemble, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra, and Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Her piece Reverberation for oboe and strings was selected for the 2019 Hwaum Project Academy's Call for Scores and was performed at the Alternative Space LOOP in South Korea. Upcoming projects include a recording project with Apostolí Ensemble, the 2021 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and the new musical project Railway Children with London-based librettist/theatre designer Sangju Lee. 

 

She received summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Composition at the University of Oregon with the support of Graduate Employment, where she works for Oregon Composers Forum, Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and Music Today Festival. Originally from South Korea, she has worked as Assistant Music Director in Korean opera organization, FOY. Her primary teachers include Robert Kyr, Scott Ordway, Charles Fussell, Vadim Neselovskyi, Sojung Kang, and Jiyoun Chung.