close-up headshot of Jessica RudmanJessica Rudman’s music inspires empathy for social issues through stories of myth, magic, and the modern world. Described as a “new music ninja” by the Hartford Advocate, she blends lyrical melodies and dramatic narrative structures with sensual harmony and vibrant color to draw the audience into the world she has created. Her works for the concert hall, dance, and opera often differ in musical language and approach, with the common thread always being expressivity. She believes that the ability to reach one’s audience is of extreme importance in our current social, economic, and political environment. 

Jessica’s 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. Jessica is a 2019 Connecticut Artist Fellow, with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. 

Jessica recently joined the faculty at University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory. Learn more about her here.


Song Cycle Consortium Launched!

Librettist Laurana Wheeler Roderer and I are organizing a consortium for a new song cycle! Letters from the Anthropocene will ...
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Project: Encore Acceptance

My work A Forest That is a Desert with text by Kendra Preston Leonard was one of nine works accepted ...
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University of Utah

I am very pleased to be joining the faculty at the University of Utah School of Music as an Assistant ...
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AOP First Glimpse Videos

In 2019-21, I was fortunate enough to participate in the American Opera Project's Composers and the Voice program. As part ...
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Recent Recordings