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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: Blue Mountains Suite (quintets: flute, clarinet, percussion, violin, cello) by Jessica Wells, from the CD Classic Kids: Sounds Like Australia

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 20 years, Jigsaw Music, provides music preparation services for clients all over the country and overseas.

Jessica has orchestrated over 100 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 -2022 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 December 2022

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
Dancing in St Petersburg : string quartet (2022) Commissioned by The Bowral Autumn Music Festival 2022 for the Acacia Quartet.
The Dinosaur's Picnic (full orchestra with narrator) (2022) Commissioned by Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra with a gift from Liz Nurthen and Justine Gibbings in memory of their parents Ruth and Dennis Gibbings
Digital sheet music sample Emu in the Sky : for chamber orchestra (2022) Written for Australian Youth Orchestra Artology "Acknowledgement of Country" program.
Digital sheet music sample Uplift : for symphony orchestra (2022) Commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project.
Digital sheet music sample The Clockmaker : bass recorder and electronic track (2021) Commissioned by Alicia Crossley.

Analysis & Media

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