Vanessa Joy Biography
Acclaimed by the press for her “thrilling performance” and “pure soulful and interpretive style” soprano Vanessa Joy is known internationally for her “rich, pure, angelic voice” and “skilled showmanship”. Vanessa has performed with the Timpanogos Symphony, Idaho State Civic Symphony, Snow College Symphony, White Mountain Symphony, Salt River Symphony, Tempe Symphony Orchestra, Madison Presents Symphony, St. Andres Catholic Cathedral Orchestra in Germany, Concerto Orchestra and Choir in Santiago and Concepcion, Chile.
Vanessa starred in her first Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta at the young age of 13 and was awarded Best Actress and Best Singer in the National Jr. Honor Society. Vanessa was awarded a music scholarship and graduated with her degree in Music from Brigham Young University. Vanessa received the State Music Contest Festival Award three consecutive years and two years with the National Federation Music Festival. She was awarded a Finalist of the Federation of Music Clubs Competition and Awarded The All-American Hall of Fame Choral Honor.
Vanessa had the distinct honor to be awarded the USO Challenge Coin singing for the United Service Organization at the Wounded Warrior Center in Frankfurt, Germany. She sang for the U.S. Ambassador in Cairo, Egypt for the 9th Anniversary of The Daniel Pearl World Music Days. She performed Peace With Music Concerts in Israel, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Jordan, Germany and Canada.
Vanessa has shared the stage on several occasions with Grammy Award Winner Billy Dean, NBA Star Thurl Baily, Merrill Osmond, Marvin Goldstein and George Dyer. She has recorded 8 solo albums to her credit.
In addition to her professional singing life, Vanessa is a faculty presenter at BYU Campus Education Week. She is a keynote speaker and has written two books due to be released this summer. She presented for the Time To Blossom Girls Academy, Singles Conferences, and for Arizona Girls Camps. Vanessa modeled for Step Two Company in Ohio, taught Etiquette Classes, MDT Classes and Music Lessons with Texas Stars in Texas. She was the music director for the music theatre programs in Lacey Washington Public Schools. Vanessa taught private voice lessons and violin lessons as well as an early childhood music education program. She directed an SATB choir for 8 consecutive years as well as sang in numerous ensembles herself. She is a mentor for Enrichment Through The Arts Program where she presents Masters Classes to universities, college, and high school students as well as music teachers associations.