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composer , publisher , television show producer

Joseph Guilherme Raposo, American composer, television show producer, publisher. Recipient 5 Grammy awards; producer several gold and platinum records; recipient Oscar nomination for film The Great Muppet Caper.


Raposo, Joseph Guilherme was born on February 8, 1938 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Jose Soares and Maria Ascencao (Victorine) Raposo.


AB, Harvard College, 1958. Diplome, Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Southeastern Massachusetts University. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Hope College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Mount St. Mary's College.


President Jonico Music, Inc. Chairman board directors Music Public International. Guest lecturer Harvard University, Yale University, Southern Massachusetts University.

Guest conductor Boston Pops and other major symphonies.


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  • Other Work

    • Music director: Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University, 1960-1961, Boston Conservatory, 1961-1964, Experimental Theatre, 1961-1964, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1965-1966, New Theatre, 1965-1967, American Theatre Laboratory, New York City, 1967, Metromedia Television, 1967-1969, ABC-Columbia Broadcasting System-NBC Networks, 1967-1969, numerous motion pictures, television programs including Sesame St. (recipient television Academy awards and nominations for music, lyrics, music direction, 4 Recording Industry Academy awards as producer, composer and music director, numerous citations from schools, charities, civic groups), stage plays. Museum director, composer, lyricist: Childrens Television Workshop, 1969-1974. Composer: (theme music) Sesame St., Electric Company, Three's Company, Columbia Broadcasting System Morning News, (animated museum) Raggedy Ann, 1977.

      Major symphonic work From the Diary of Johann Sutter commissioned by, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1980. Scored 2d Muppet Movie, 1981. Popular song writer.

      Producer entertainment projects with major film studios and television networks. Author: Sesame Street Songbook, 1971, It's Not Easy Being Green, 1972. Composer: Sing, 1971, Sesame Street, 1969, Being Green, 1970, You Will Be My Music, 1974.


Member visiting committee, board overseers Harvard University. Board directors 3d St. Music School. Member American Society of Composers (numerous citations for hit songs), National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (board governors, numerous Gold Records), American Federation Musicians, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists.

Clubs: Hasty Pudding, Signet Society Harvard College.


Married Patricia G. Collins, January 26, 1976. Children: Elizabeth C., W. Andrew. Children by previous marriage: Joseph R., Nicolas A.

Jose Soares Raposo

Maria Ascencao (Victorine) Raposo

Patricia G. Collins

Elizabeth C. Raposo

W. Andrew Raposo