I love to play music and compose songs.
I love to teach kids.
I love to inspire people.


I've been a songwriter for twenty years, releasing three albums and producing a fourth of children's music. My songs have been featured on national TV and radio, and I've performed all over the country with acts including Lisa Loeb, Lucy Kaplansky and Erin McKeown. Among other honors in 2007 I was named Oregon's Best Singer-Songwriter.

In 2012 I fell in love with teaching. I teach preschool music at Portland Jewish Academy, Portland-area synagogues and other organizations. I taught musical theater to teens and tweens at Spotlight Musical Theater Academy, helping young actors create proproductions and prepare for auditions. I've also collaborated with PJ Library to pioneer a Music Hour series for young families in Portland.

I've served as music director and actor in theatrical productions. I music-directed A Christmas Carol at Portland Playhouse, for which we won the Drammy for Best Musical. I've also played guitar and acted in several productions at Broadway Rose Theatre.

From 2014-2016 I worked on a special project co-creating an original play. I collaborated with writer, Broadway actor and friend Rodney Hicks on NC-17, the story of six teenagers living and dying in America. A director is now attached to the play and Rodney is continuing to develop it for the stage. While my original music is no longer attached to the project, NC-17 has an exciting and promising life ahead of it.

Email me at justin@justinjudecarroll.com.



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