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Jessica Wells

50 Fanfares Composer

Jessica Wells' commission for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 50 Fanfares Project is generously supported by new works funding, provided by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW.

Her commission, Uplift, premiered in May 2022 at the Sydney Symphony's performance of Brahms & Tchaikovsky.

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.

My music for orchestra is colourful and dynamic, an eclectic mix of ideas brought about by the many years I’ve worked arranging and orchestrating for Australia’s top composers and musicians in all genres.’’

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.