Voice lessons and Music Appreciation
Joy received both a Bachelor of Music Education degree and a Master of Music Education degree with vocal emphasis, from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She teaches private voice lessons and music appreciation classes at DMACC. She also teaches music theory, music education, music appreciation and private voice lessons at Grand View University in Des Moines, and maintains a private voice studio.
Joy has taught vocal music in public schools (K-12) and has taught in the Community School of Music at Drake University. She has sung with the Des Moines Choral Society as well as several other professional choral groups. She has been a soloist with several churches in the Des Moines area and is currently the soprano section leader at Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines, where she has also directed children's church choirs (grades 3 through 5) at Central Presbyterian Church.