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.


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For the past year and a half, Kendra Preston Leonard and I have been creating a new chamber opera, “Marie ...
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Music of Our Mothers

My solo flute work L’Age Mûr was featured on Ellen Grohlman’s radio show “Music of Our Mothers” this past Wednesday, along with ...
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Original Gravity Podcast

When I was at Electronic Music Midwest in Sept., I had the pleasure of being the guest on an episode ...
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“This World of Yes” Tour

I am very happy to announce that mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen and saxophonist Alan Theisen will perform Epilogue on their upcoming tour ...
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