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Joy DeCoursey-Porter

Location: Washington, USA
Joy DeCoursey-Porter was born in Canada and raised mostly in Hawaii by musical parents. Post high school she attained a commercial pilots license with hopes to one day fly the skies over Africa with Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Plans changed when she began attending San Diego Christian College. Following a gradual shift in her focus she graduated with a BA in music in 2000. Since that time she has been working in church ministry and raising a family.
Joy is a relative new-comer to the composing "scene", although she's been arranging and writing new works since her graduation from college in 2000. Most of her arrangements and pieces were written only for, and performed by friends and family in church settings until about 2 years ago. That's when she got brave and posted her original piece "Jesus" on her social network. Since then she has been creating new works for larger audiences with some recent successes. Within the last year she has had pieces performed in Florida, Wisconsin, Virginia and Seattle, Vancouver BC and Japan. Joy's passion is to create music that will communicate the love and message of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Joy currently resides in Bellevue, Washington and continues to compose as time allows.

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