Dr. Jennifer Jolley

Instructor of Music Composition, Interlochen Arts Camp

Assistant Professor of Music, Ohio Wesleyan University

D.M.A., Music Composition, University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music (CCM); M.M., Music Composition, University of Cincinnati College - CCM; B.M., Music Composition, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music

Jennifer Jolley is an Ohio-based composer of orchestral, wind ensemble, chamber, and vocal music. She also dabbles in sound art and has participated in multiple group exhibitions.

Jennifer's work is highly influenced by both urban and rural environments with small tinges of nostalgia. Her works have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles, including the University of Texas at Austin Wind Ensemble, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, and the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. She has served as Composer in Residence at Chamber Music Campania and the University of Toledo.

She authors Why Compose When You Can Blog?, a web log about contemporary composing, and has served as a guest contributor on NewMusicBox.

As an educator of new music, Jennifer is an active composer mentor with Music-COMP. Jennifer has been a faculty member at Ohio Wesleyan University since 2012.

Jennifer’s works are distributed through ADJ*ective New Music.