Main Idea

Joy Rachelle Murrieta

In recognition of her work as a community leader, Joy was named one of “2017’s People to Watch” by Pulse Magazine, and was listed as one of The Worcester Business Journal’s 2017 “40 under 40” recipients. She is a Co-founder of Main IDEA and has served as Board Member and volunteer for seven years.

Joy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance at Crown College in 2009. She will graduate from┬áthe Institute for Nonprofit Practice (Tufts University) and receive her Certificate from the Youth Worker Training Institute (Clark University/Hope Coalition) in May 2018.

Joy has worked as a children’s music teacher in Worcester for six years. She also performs throughout Greater Worcester as a solo artist, particularly in the Canal District of Worcester. She has performed at several local festivals and events, including the Worcester Wine Festival and Sofar Sounds, as well as with the Women of Worcester Productions and Old Sturbridge Village Singers.

By combining her love of music with her passion for enriching the lives of Worcester’s youth, Joy strives to be a positive influence on the cultivation of the city’s music and arts scene and the empowerment of the city’s next generation.