Joe Starr

Musical Director

Student Information


Pronouns: He/Him/His

Nationality: UK

Visa Status: Permission to work in the UK


Instruments: Piano, Saxophone  

Arranging: Experience includes professional arrangements for various showbands and small ensembles

Technology: Fluent on Logic Pro X, Finale, Mainstage and various brands of Keyboard. Experienced in midi orchestration, composition for media and music production. 

Previous Qualifications: BA (Hons) Popular Music & Jazz – 1st class, MA Composition of Music for Film & TV 


Work Experience:

Music Director, Pippin, RCS (Fiona MacKinnon)

Musical Director/Arranger, Commercial Concert, RCS (Self-directed)

Musical Director/Arranger, Candid Cabaret, RCS (Self-directed)

Musical Director, Honk, Annie JrGrease (School Edition), The Addams Family (Young@part), Barn Academy (Jean-Marc CAFA)

Musical Director/Arranger, Barn Academy Christmas Concert, Barn Academy (Jean-Marc CAFA)

Musical Director, The Producers, Cheltenham Operatic Society 


Other Experience:

Resident Music Director/Workshop Leader, Barn Academy (Barn Theatre, Cirencester), 2019-2020

Band Leader / MD, P&O Cruises, 2018-2019

Band Leader / MD, Holland America Line, 2016-2018

Musician / Keys, Legends In Concert – Norwegian Cruise Line, 2014-2015



Joe Starr

The Producers - 2019

Frozen Planet in Concert - 2018


Somewhere in My Memory


Performer/MD - Demo Reel 2018

Composer – Scare Floor (Movie cue re-score)

Agony (MD: Joe Starr performed by Brian Maitland and Logan Weir)

Don’t Stop Me Now (MD: Joe Starr performed by Craig McCulloch)

If You Knew My Story (from Bright Star the Musical) (MD: Joe Starr performed by Alyssa Donahue)

Lost and Found (from City of Angels) (MD: Joe Starr performed by Mackenzie Thacker

I’m not Afraid of Anything (MD: Joe Starr performed by Craig McCulloch)

Middle of a Moment (from James and the Giant Peach) (MD: Joe Starr performed by Thomas Chan)

When You Got It, Flaunt It (from The Producers) (MD: Joe Starr performed by Skye MacAusland)

Trina’s Song (from Falsettos) (MD: Joe Starr performed by Rosie Pudney)