|Country||United States of America|
|Date of birth||7 January 1981|
Composer Jennifer Jolley is originally from Southern California and currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree at USC’s Thornton School of Music and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Her composition teachers include Stephen Hartke, Frank Ticheli, Joel Hoffman, Michael Fiday, and Douglas Knehans.
Recent commissions include Laments by the Sea written for mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and the Bard Orchestra under the direction of Nathan Madsen, Motordom for Xavier University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Westgate, and The Aquarium as part of a collaboration commemorating Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals for Cincinnati’s concert:nova ensemble. She and her librettist are working on their first opera.
Recent performances include: the AccentX and MusicX festivals, Bard College, CCM Chamber Players, concert:nova, Lake Champlain Waldorf School, Midwest Composers Symposium, New Music Hartford, and Xavier University.
Jennifer also authors Why Compose When You Can Blog?, a web log about contemporary composing. She teaches theory at the University of Cincinnati and private composition lessons.