Instructor of Music Composition, Interlochen Arts Camp
Assistant Professor of Composition, Texas Tech 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 (b. 1981) is a west Texas-based composer of vocal, orchestral, wind ensemble, chamber, and electronic works.
Jennifer's work draws toward subjects that are political and even provocative. Her collaboration with librettist Kendall A, Prisoner of Conscience, has been described as "the ideal soundtrack and perhaps balm for our current 'toxic'…times" by Frank J. Oteri of NewMusicBox. Her piece Blue Glacier Decoy, written as a musical response to the Olympic National Park, depicts the melting glaciers of the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer's works have been performed by ensembles worldwide, including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony, Dulciana (Dublin, Ireland), Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra (New York, NY), and the SOLI Chamber Ensemble (Alba, Italy residency). She has received commissions from the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, University of Texas Wind Ensemble, the Quince Ensemble, and many others.