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Jennifer Jolley

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Jennifer Jolley (photo: Tina Gutierrez)


Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981, Bellflower, Calif.) is a composer and sound artist influenced by urban environments and nostalgia.

Originally from Los Angeles, Dr. Jolley is an assistant professor of music at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned both her D.M.A. and M.M. at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and her B.M. at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

She is the co-founder of North American New Opera Workshop (NANOWorks Opera), a chamber opera company devoted to developing and staging short contemporary operas by emerging North American composers, and also authors Why Compose When You Can Blog?, a web log about contemporary composing.

Dr. Jolley joined the composition faculty of the Texas Tech School of Music in 2018 and has been a member of the composition faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp since 2015. She teaches various music composition courses including computer music programming and sound art.

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