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Jessica Wells : Represented Artist

Jessica Wells is a versatile composer, orchestrator, and arranger for concerts, films, theatre, and album recordings.

Random Audio Sample: The Night Parrot (soprano with string quartet) by Jessica Wells, from the CD Women of Note

Photo of Jessica Wells

Photo: Steven Godbee

Jessica Wells is a versatile composer, orchestrator, and arranger for concerts, films, theatre, and album recordings.

Since obtaining her Master of Music in Composition (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and Master of Arts in Screen Composition (AFTRS), her career has gone from strength to strength. Her business of 15 years, Jigsaw Music, provides music preparation services for clients all over the country and overseas.

Jessica has orchestrated over 70 films, and wrote the theme music for ABC TV's Q&A program - which makes her kids think she's famous.

She was a 2017 Finalist in the APRA & AMC Art Music Awards, in the category of Instrumental Work of the Year for her piece Moon Fire for the National Carillon and electronic track.

In 2017 -2019 she was the Musical Director of the APRA Screen Music Awards. She is the current Vice President of the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia.

Jessica Wells — current to August 2019

Teacher/Influence on

Keyna Wilkins (1999)

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for
2017 Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental Finalist Moon fire

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
The Night Parrot (soprano with string quartet) Commissioned by Katie Noonan and the Queensland Music Festival and Bush Heritage Australia
Digital sheet music sample Dancing with Diaghilev : for alto saxophone and string quartet (2019) Commissioned by Amy Dickson.
Digital sheet music sample Two Movements for Piano (solo piano) (2019) Commissioned by Composers Concordance
Neptune's Daughter (quartets: clarinet, percussion, piano, violin) (2019) Commissioned in 2019 for the inaugural Women in Music Festival, RMIT Universtity
Digital sheet music sample The Witching hour (solo carillon) (2017) Commissioned by the National Capital Authority and the Australian National University with assistance from the Australia Council for the Arts
Sati and Satya : for violin and piano (2016) Commissioned by NBSC Manly Selective Campus, Sydney for HSC performance

Analysis & Media

- Video: Ali's Wedding - Behind the scenes with Nigel Westlake and the Sydney Symphony