Graduated summa cum laude from USC in 2002, where he studied violin performance with Robert Lipsett. Joel has appeared in films THE SOLOIST, GANGSTER SQUAD, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: TALES OF THE CODE, as well as television shows COLD CASE, SUBURGATORY, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, PARENTHOOD, DIRTY SEXY MONEY, and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. He most recently starred in THE STRADIVARI, a short film written and directed by Karolina Mikolajczak.
A frequent guest performer with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2005, Joel won the violin audition to join LACO’s second violin section in December 2011. Joel also is a member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the New West Symphony and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. In addition to his live performance engagements, Joel also records music for film, television and albums of diverse genres, most recently for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The BFG, and Suicide Squad, among others. He has performed live and televised concerts with Sir Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Jay-Z, M83, Garrison Keillor, Herb Alpert, Amy Grant, Mariah Carey, and others.