Quite notably, Jon-Joseph Nepaul has won many awards both academically and professionally in his music career. At the University of the West Indies, he was awarded with The Premiere Prestige Award as well as the award for Outstanding Service and Contribution Towards Music and Culture. At Full Sail University, he was the recipient of multiple Academic Course Director Awards in Music Structure and Analysis, Music Production for Media, and the top student award for the Cumulative Experience for the Final Project.
In addition to the academic achievements, Jon-Joseph won many awards for his compositions and film scores. In 2014, he won the Jamaica Actor Boy Award for Best Original Score for the play “Jonkanoo Jamboree”. In 2017, Jon-Joseph received his first Emmy Award for the short film he scored “Mann & Quinn”. He has since won many other awards.
Jon-Joseph Nepaul Today
In addition to arranging strings for many different artists such as R&B Legend “Joe”, as well as many other artists and producers, he still composes full orchestral and hybrid cues for films and video games. He does most of his work in the comfort of his home, where he built a home studio. His home studio layout is perfectly customized for his personal workflow.
“I like to wake up in the mornings, turn on my music system and enjoy a nice fresh coffee roast while reading a good book before starting my day. My wife and I both work from home ever since we got married, which is perfect for me. My days are usually completely filled with 12+ hour workdays, so being able to have lunch and dinner with her every day is perfect.”
His workflow follows a similar structure for most of his projects. It all starts with a key understanding of the project. If he is scoring a film, he would watch the film a few times with the dialogue. Then he would watch it a few times without any sound. This helps to clarify any progression of emotions or moods throughout the film. The key in this stage is to know exactly what the project is about and what exactly is the purpose. After going through the film with the director and the team (commonly known as the spotting session), he would then open his Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Logic Pro X, and start the composition. His process might vary depending on the project, but one truth is constant. Jon-Joseph often says:
“We are composers, arrangers and orchestrators for something.”
This was a sentence that was drilled in his mind by one of his instructors at Berklee, Sergio Lacima. He further goes on to say;
“It is easy to create music that you like or compose a piece that you personally enjoy. But being a composer for film or television or video games or even an arranger for a song is more-so about trying to produce appropriate, collaborative and cohesive composition for the project.”
Jon-Joseph now continues to pursue his career with his personal mantra at the forefront of his business.
“Always Giving More Value; Exceeding Expectations!”
-Mann & Quinn:
-Snakebite (2020) - Directed by Joshua Paul
-Our Love (2021) - Directed by Tamala Baldwin
-Abiding (Feature Film - 2021) - Directed by Barrington Marson
Jon Joseph Nepaul IMDB
-Avalo Legends -
-Blacksmith - Available on steam
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