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Joel Brandon is a professional composer who has had music placed on Fox, A&E, CBS, The Discovery Channel, international film and TV, and has recently scored the award-winning feature documentaries From Liberty to Captivity and The Last Apostle, both available on Amazon Prime Video. He has scored a myriad of short films, as well as theater and concert works, and he holds a Master of Music in Media Writing and Production from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, one of the nation's top music schools. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition/Vocal Performance from Messiah College.  He currently lives in Annapolis, MD.


Full Film Composer Reel

From Liberty to Captivity Reel

The Last Apostle Reel


"Joel has a great talent for film scoring and helped take our film to the next level, and it went on to win many awards on our festival tour!"

- Debbie Wright, Director/Producer, From Liberty to Captivity, Feature Documentary

"I approached Joel about creating a John Williams-style orchestral score for our documentary, and he did an incredible job.  Very easy to work with as well!"

- Logan Bush, Director, The Last Apostle, Feature Documentary

"Joel Brandon is a creative composer with a talent for reflecting the style and direction of a film in his score. Joel worked with me and my team under a tight deadline, reviewed our notes, offered professional suggestions and in the end delivered a spot on score that sewed together our entire film. Anytime I get asked about who to turn to for composing music for a film, Joel Brandon is the first name I offer. We will definitely be working with him again soon!"

- Christian Imbesi, Director and Cinematographer

"Joel did a fantastic job producing my single Lisa, choosing just the right sounds, coaching me on lead vocals, and adding great background vocals! The music video now has over 450,000 views on YouTube!" (                                        
- Parker Harrison, Singer/Songwriter

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