Composer, vocalist, and pianist PJ Mooney (b. 2000) explores story-driven narratives, theatrics, social issues, and the queer experience through music. With an emphasis on exploring interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches, Mooney has worked with musicians, visual artists, poets, filmmakers, and scientists. His styles and genres of interest include neo-classical, neo-romantic, electroacoustic, and modern contemporary musics.

In 2023, Mooney received a We Mean Green Fund of around $28,000 from the University of North Texas for the production of his Requiem for a Poisoned Earth, a large scale, across-campus collaboration between musicians, artists, and scientists of UNT’s Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI). Additionally, Mooney worked with members of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to spread awareness of the dangers of hazardous PFAS “forever chemicals.”

Mooney is pursuing a master’s degree in music composition from the University of North Texas, studying with Dr. Sungji Hong.

Requiem for a Poisoned Earth premiere – 2023
UNT Composer – TWU Choreographer Collaboration Concert – 2023