JOE KRYCIA (b. 1993) is a composer from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He holds a bachelors degree in composition from Michigan State University, where he studied with Ricardo Lorenz, Ron Newman, Charles Ruggiero, and Mark Sullivan. Joe recently received a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Reiko Füting, Richard Danielpour, and David Adamcyk. He has received additional instruction in masterclasses and summer programs with composers such as Robert Beaser, David Maslanka, Nils Vigeland, Ken Ueno, Lewis Nielson, David Ludwig, Donald Crockett, Carter Pann, and Dana Wilson.

Joe has had his music played by a multitude of award winning performers, including The United States Marine Band, Manhattan School of Music Composers Orchestra, Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, ~Nois Saxophone quartet, Detroit Bureau of Sound, Novus New Music, The Michigan State University Concert Orchestra, and the Concert Artists Guild winning Donald Sinta Saxophone quartet. His music has been recorded by Blue Griffin Records. 


In July of 2017, Joe attended the Atlantic Music Festival, where he had a new chamber piece premiered and received instruction from some of the country's top composers. Joe was named as one of three composer participants of the 2015 National Band Association Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project, which resulted in several days of masterclasses and a performance with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. 

While at MSU, he co-founded the new music ensemble Neo- Collective, which programmed concerts that blended music of MSU composers with works by other living composers. Joe is a member of ASCAP.  

Photographer: Mark Sullivan