Joyce Lindsey is a Chicago native. She received her BA from Denison University in 2014 and her MM in Music Production, Technology and Innovation at Berklee Valencia in 2019. She has dedicated twelve years of her life studying and practicing live performance, music production, sound design, and multiple world percussion instruments such as djembe, dunduns, congas, and doumbek. Joyce started her training as a dance accompanist as a student musician at the Doane Dance Department at Denison University in 2010. She also attended the American Dance Festival as a music intern for four consecutive summers between 2011 – 2014. Since 2015, Joyce has simultaneously built her career as an educator, dance accompanist, live performer, and music producer/sound designer. She has been a resident teaching artist at Discover Music Discover Life for seven years. Joyce has worked as a professional dance accompanist providing live percussion for multiple dance studios, universities, and art schools in Chicago such as the Lou Conte Dance Studio, Columbia College, Northwestern University, ChiArts, Chicago Academy for the Art and DanceWork. In September of 2022, Joyce became the Music Director of the Hyde Park School of Dance. Joyce continues to provide live percussion for modern and ballet dance classes at Columbia College, Hyde Park School of Dance, and the Chicago Movement Collective. Finally, Joyce is also an active member of Ayodele Drum and Dance, which is a Chicago based, all-female dance and drum company that studies and performs dances and music from the African diaspora.
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