Described in The Guardian as one of today’s 'leading composers for voice', Joanna Marsh is a British composer who since 2007 has divided her time between Dubai and the UK. Her life in the Middle East has lead to many unique musical opportunities including writing an orchestral work to celebrate the building of the Burj Khalifa, a commission for the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the BBC Proms in Dubai and a fanfare for the Queen’s visit to Abu Dhabi. Her first opera was also inspired by Dubai life: My Beautiful Camel with librettist David Pountney.

Joanna was Composer in Residence, at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge from 2015 to 2020. During this time she wrote several works for the college choir and the college organ which feature on her album Sanctifica Nos: Choral and Instrumental Music by Joanna Marsh performed by the choir of Sidney Sussex College, Fretwork and Martin Baker, organ. Her earlier solo album, Flare (2020), features music performed by the BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London and the London Mozart Players.

Joanna was an undergraduate at the Academy and organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. She studied composition with Richard Blackford and Judith Bingham.