Jessica Wells : Represented Artist
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Photo: Steven Godbee
Artist website: http://www.jessicawellscomposer.com.au/
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) 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 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, and she is the current Vice President of the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia.
Jessica Wells — current to August 2019
Keyna Wilkins (1999)
Awards & Prizes
|2017||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Instrumental||Finalist||Moon fire|
||The Night Parrot (soprano with string quartet)||Commissioned by Katie Noonan and the Queensland Music Festival and Bush Heritage Australia|
|Dancing with Diaghilev : for alto saxophone and string quartet (2019)||Commissioned by Amy Dickson.|
|Two Movements for Piano (solo piano) (2019)||Commissioned by Composers Concordance|
|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|
|Moon fire : for carillon and electronic track (2016)||Commissioned by National Capital Authority.|