About Molly Joyce

Molly Joyce’s (CBA ’21) music is primarily concerned with disability as a creative source. She has an impaired left hand from a previous car accident, and the primary vehicle in her pursuit is her electric vintage toy organ, an instrument she bought on eBay which suits her body and engages her disability on a compositional and performative level.

Joyce’s creative projects have been presented at TEDxMidAtlantic, Bang on a Can Marathon, Danspace Project, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, National Gallery of Art, Classical:NEXT, VisionIntoArt’s FERUS Festival, and featured in outlets such as Pitchfork, Red Bull Radio, WNYC’s New Sounds, and I Care If You Listen. Additionally, she has written for publications 21CM, Disability Arts Online, and collaborated across disciplines including with visual artists Lex Brown and Julianne Swartz, choreographers Melissa Barak (CBA ’16) and Jerron Herman, director Austin Regan, and writers Marco Grosse and Christopher Oscar Peña.

Molly Joyce is a Toulmin Fellow through the CBA-National Sawdust Partnership.


Photo by Shervin Lainez.