Joseph Burrows was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a Piano Performance Major, he attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and studied under the direction of Kyung-Mi Kim and Reiko Shigeoka-Neriki. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition from the Jordan College of Fine Arts on the campus of Butler University. His composition teachers include Don Freund, Lincoln N. Hanks, and world renowned composer Michael Schelle.
Over the years, Joseph has composed numerous works of music for piano, choir, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. In 2010 he composed the music for Silver, a new musical adaptation of Treasure Island that premiered at Cathedral High School. Most recently he released “The Gift of Life”, an original album for piano and orchestra.
He is currently the Director of Music Ministries at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church and has over 25 years of experience directing music within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.