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.


“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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Profile on Meg’s New Music Blog

I was recently featured on Meg Wilhoite's blog as part of her series asking musicians how they came to their ...
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A Response to The Election

Like many of us, I awoke Wednesday in shock and horror, unsure how to face the future a relatively small ...
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Recent Recordings