Joan Thorp is a Sydney-based musician, teacher, conductor, arranger and adjudicator with 25 years of professional experience. She has an ATCL French horn diploma plus state and National Championship titles from the National Band Association to her performing credits.
Joan is an accredited member of the NSW Music Teachers’ Association, the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association and the Music Arrangers’ Guild of Australia and has an L.Mus.A Theory of Music Diploma.
Joan enjoys regular praise for her creative and inspiring music for school bands. As the managing director, she is incredibly proud of Thorp Music’s high-quality publications – utilising progressive musical concepts without compromising entertainment value.