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Joel Esher is a songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and teaching artist living in New York City.


Joel is a music producer specializing in pop and pop-hybrid tracks for tv, commercial and film. He partners with exclusive music publishing libraries and is available for quick-turnaround jobs and custom work.

Joel's licensable music.

His Off-Broadway Martin Shkreli musical comedy PharmaBro received national attention and was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance award for best new musical.

Joel's musical theater work.

Joel is a 15-year veteran teaching artist who collaborates regularly with Trinity Wall Street, The Dreamyard Project, and The Little Orchestra Society, and has a history of working with some of the most well-regarded arts education companies in New York.

Joel's teaching artist info.


Joel is a 17-year veteran music director of music improv and sketch comedy, having worked for The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, Baby Wants Candy, The Story Pirates, and other prestigious and hilarious companies across the country. 

Joel's comedy music director info.

Joel lives on New York City's Upper West Side with his wife, Kaitlin, and daughter, Thea. He graduated with a B.M. in Music Direction and Voice and Opera from Northwestern University with a Certificate of Performance in Musical Theater and graduated The Second City's Music Director Training Program. Member of the BMI-Advanced Musical Theater Writing Program. 

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