Jessica RudmanDescribed as a “new music ninja” by the Hartford Advocate, Jessica Rudman is a composer, theorist, and teacher based in Connecticut.  Her works have been performed by groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Cadillac Moon EnsembleThe Omaha Symphony’s Chamber Orchestra, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.  She has received awards from SCI/ASCAP, Boston Metro Opera, the College Music Society, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and others.  As a theorist, she has presented at conferences across the United States and abroad on topics ranging from Ancient Greek scales to the music of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.  As a teacher, she has served on the faculty at Baruch College, Central Connecticut State University, and the Hartt School.  She is currently the Director of the Young Composers Project and the Chair of the Creative Studies Department at the Hartt School Community Division.

Jessica composes music that unifies extended techniques with clear melodic development and narrative structures to create a unique and personal emotional expression. She believes that the ability to reach one’s audience and elicit an emotional response is of extreme importance in our current social, economic, and political environment.

News

IAWM Annual Concert 2017

Every year, the International Alliance for Women in Music presents a concert of works selected from a competitive score call.  I ...
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Featured on 1 Track Podcast

This week, I was featured on Anthony Joseph Lanman's excellent 1 Track Podcast. The show presents musicians with one basic question: ...
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“Elegy” to be included on Kate Amrine’s Album

Trumpeter Kate Amrine is releasing her first album, which includes my solo Elegy.  Her project features music for trumpet alone and in ...
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Opera Without Borders Sunday Spotlight

The Hartford Opera Theater's blog "Opera Without Borders" highlights various composers and performers each Sunday.  I was recently featured in ...
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Recent Recordings