JOSEPH TREFLER is a New York-based composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and music copyist. He composed the score and wrote additional lyrics for the musical Men With Money (book and lyrics by Bill Nelson), which premiered at Aurora Theatre in 2019.  His song “Broken City,” written with lyricist Alex Wind, was featured in the HBO documentary Song of Parkland (directed by eight-time Emmy Award winner Amy Schatz). He is a winner of the 2015 NMI New Voices Project sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. In 2016, a concert of Joseph’s songs was performed at Lincoln Center’s “Broadway’s Future Songbook” series. He did arrangements and orchestrations for Michael Cooper and Anton Dudley’s Marguerite (formerly Second to Nun), which recently had its New York City premiere starring Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman. Joseph received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto and his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 802.

Joseph is a co-founder and co-artistic director of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC), which has over 300 members and produced the first-ever ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in Canada.