Joe Pleiman

Assistant Professor

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Career Highlights
  • Lead sound designer for Emmy-winning animation company Soup2Nuts 
  • Audio director for Waltham-based production company Hero4Hire 
  • 25-year career in sound design for animation, advertising, radio, television, and video games
  • Composed and performed over 20 songs for the Cloudkid/H4H/PBS children's series Fizzy's Lunch Lab, garnering tens of millions of views on YouTube
  • Original music composition for various projects for clients including PBS, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, Arnold Advertising, and many more
  • "The Kitchen Crew Song," written and produced for Sesame Studios, currently has over 5.2 million YouTube views
  • 2011 Emmy nomination: Sound Design on Word Girl
In Their Own Words

"I'd like to give my students a love of hearing and playing with sounds."

"My assignments are designed around specific challenges and solutions I've faced over my years as a sound designer. Often I will share projects that are currently being worked on, to give real-world examples related to specific assignments. I also stress the importance of certain aspects of success that have nothing to do with artistic skills: especially timeliness and having a good demeanor."

I want a Zoo for Christmas