Hey there! My name is Joel Willson.

I’m a composer, songwriter, and violinist based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

What I do

I compose music

I write songs

I play the violin

I perform live

I teach

I play in the band, Minos the Saint

I make films 


Over the years I’ve scored for award-winning films, have performed in some amazing venues, was a PreSonus featured performer for NAMM, and most recently, performed at Jazz Fest.   

More about me…  

I was born in Baton Rouge, LA and studied Violin at Louisiana State University.  I’ve been married 10 years to my lovely wife, Amy, who is a doula, and have 3 little boys that keep me very busy.  I’m an NBA basketball fan.  My favorite Beatle is George Harrison.   I listen to all types of music but classical music has a special place in my heart–I have a tattoo of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring on my left arm:    

Photo/tattoo credit: @ratchelrob (Instagram)

Stay in touch!

I’d love to hear from you. I can be reached directly by email (“joel” at “”).

You can also follow me on Youtube, Instagram, or Spotify.