Gloria Justen

Fantastic String Arrangements

4 Reviews (4 Verified)
Gloria Justen on SoundBetter

Hi! I am an expert violinist and violist with 35 years performance experience in settings ranging from classical symphonies to experimental chamber music to improvising with electronic DJs. I have played numerous string sessions in The Studio of Larry Gold for R&B, rock and pop music. For the last 15 years I have also composed my own music.

I would like to bring the many exciting sound colors of stringed instruments into your mix in a way that will enhance your music. Strings are capable of much more than many people realize. We can make many different kinds of tone and articulation from very smooth and gentle to choppy and aggressive to spooky and otherworldly.

I can offer these services:
Composing a string arrangement to go with your song or mix.
Playing and recording an arrangement or piece you have written.
Transcribing music from your recorded track to make a written string arrangement score.
Recording all the string parts, either with acoustic instruments and microphones or with electric instruments and electronic effects.
Composing and recording music for your film or video.

I play violin, viola, electric violin and electric viola, and bowed chinese harp (gu zheng.) I also have an octave pedal and many effects to extend the range and sound palette of my instruments.

I have the equipment and skills to record many types of string parts myself, although if a session needs a real cellist or double bassist I know whom to call. For some projects I could use my extra-low-range viola with an octave pedal to cover low parts. It sounds like and electric cello.

I look forward to enhancing your music with the many possibilities of stringed instruments!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Gloria Justen
  • Hannah Addario-Berry
  • Ne-Yo
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Gloria Justen
  • Ne-Yo
  • Macy Gray
  • Kanye West
  • Kanye West
  • Seven
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Bobby & Steve
  • Simon Dunmore
  • Natalie
  • Justin Timberlake
  • The Roots
  • Sleepy Brown
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Tonia Tecce
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Vivian Green
  • Ben Jelen
  • Joseph Flummerfelt
  • Westminster Choir
  • Young Gunz
  • Bonnie McKee
  • Dave Koz
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Jonathan Blumenfeld
  • Vitamin String Quartet
  • Stinking Lizaveta
  • John Russo
  • Glitterbox
  • True Margrit
  • True Margrit
  • The Hollyhocks

4 Reviews

Endorse Gloria Justen
  1. Review by tialaurice

    Gloria masterfully captured the essence of my song by composing the most beautiful and emotionally mesmerizing string quartet arrangement that I could imagine. She completed the string quartet composition, recording & engineering with the highest level of professionalism and expertise. Her understanding of the healing power of music & beautiful spirit made our work together effortlessly enjoyable. I will most certainly plan to collaborate with Gloria again!

  2. Review by John G.

    Hired Gloria for a string orchestral arrangement. She did an amazing job. Has a great sense of melody and dynamics. Was very creative in the things designed around the song. She was very patient with me and quick with all updates requested. Would highly recommend her. I was 100% satisfied with the result. Thank you!

  3. Review by Wayne O.

    Gloria is a perfectionist in every way. Her arrangements are tastefully delicate. She is a highly accomplished musician. She brought together and inspired a talented string quartet for our project. Her worth ethic is extraordinary. She is responsive and disciplined. Most importantly, she is a joy to work with in the creative process. Many thanks for connecting us on SoundBetter.
    Wayne Osborne

  4. Review by OwlCove Productions

    Very professional and easy to work with! Hope to continue using Gloria for future string work!

Terms Of Service

The average price shown here is a general starting point, and every project will be different depending on the difficulty. Please contact me to get a more accurate quote for your project.

Gear Highlights
  • violin
  • viola
  • electric violin
  • electric viola
  • Chinese gu zheng
  • Electro-Harmonix Polyphonic Octave Generator
  • Macbook Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Ableton Live
  • Summit TPA-200B Preamp
  • Earthworks omni mics
  • Cascade ribbon mics
  • Korg M3 Workstation
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