Joe Cerqua is a freelance composer, producer, vocalist and sound designer. He is thrilled to be back at the CBT and to be working with the students and faculty of UT. Previously having designed for Charley’s Aunt and The Miracle Worker. He has composed music and/or designed sound for over 250 productions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Recent projects include original music and sound design for The Foreigner and Of Mice and Men at Milwaukee Rep and the Arizona Theater Company, Dear Elizabeth at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Good People at Milwaukee Rep, Tom Jones at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Ideal Husband and the African Company Presents Richard the 3rd, Seascape, Private Lives at American Players Theatre, American Buffalo at Deaf West in LA, Rainmaker at American Blues, The Time of Our Lives at the Artistic home,  and 4000 Miles at Forward Theater. Joe is the Producing Director/Composer in residence for the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, a critically acclaimed 13-piece jazz orchestra and 10-member dance company. He is the Director of Production for the Music Department at Columbia College Chicago. Future projects include concerts with Cerqua Rivera, original music and sound design for The Glass Menagerie at Milwaukee Rep and The Unexpected Man at American Players Theatre.