I seek beauty and clarity.
Whether in music or prose,
I love helping mind and heart
resonate to connect people.
I compose concert music
for Classically trained performers that showcases melodies in vivid gestures, engages listeners with its dramatic affect, and is gracious to perform. My original works and arrangements have been recorded on a Billboard® chart–topping album and performed across the United States and Europe.
I also edit and write prose
for books, journals, magazines, public relations, and the web. With more than 5 years of professional experience along with an academic minor in editing, I specialize in substantive editing and also offer copyediting, indexing, print and web design, proofreading, research, and writing services.
What My Collaborators Have to Say
“He has taken articles with which I was fairly comfortable and turned them into pieces of pride. . . . His edits have always been thoughtful, and when he has added content, he matches my style effortlessly.”
”I had the good fortune of performing two of Joseph Sowa’s works last year. ‘Ginger‘ and ‘night flocks of angels trumpet’ both reveal a searching, poetic ear and are very well written for the instruments.”
“He has a sensitive ear and discerning grasp of what individual musical lines convey. . . . One thing that I loved about working with Joseph was how readily he accommodated my own suggestions for the music. I felt like it was a true collaboration.”
“I came to trust and rely on Joseph’s exceptional attention to detail. He saved our work and reputation many times by catching errors that had been missed by others.”
“Attributes that stand out when I think of Joseph are his professionalism combined with his good nature. . . . He is a person I would always want to have on my team.”
”His work is fast, effective, and he collaborates exceptionally well. A gifted composer, arranger and collaborator with exceptional finishing skills and an eye for detail. One of the most reliable and thoughtful musicians around.”