About Jessica Rudman
Described as a “new music ninja” by the Hartford Advocate, Dr. Jessica Rudman is a CT-based composer and teacher who has been leading composition group classes for over ten years. Dr. Rudman strongly believes that creating music is an exciting and empowering experience for students. She is currently on the faculty at the Hartt School Community Division, where she is the Chair of the Creative Studies Department, the Director of the Young Composers Project, and the Director of the Hartt Preparatory Academy. She also is a teaching Artist with Hartford Performs and ASAP! After School Arts Program. Dr. Rudman strongly believes that creating music is an exciting and empowering experience for students.
As a composer, Dr. Rudman is interested in the expressive power of music and its ability to bring together creators, performers, and audiences. She has collaborated with poets, filmmakers, and dancers. Her compositions have been performed by groups such as The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, Hartford Opera Theater, The Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, The Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. She has received awards from SCI/ASCAP, Boston Metro Opera, the College Music Society, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and others.
Dr. Rudman holds a Ph.D. in Composition from the City University of New York, an A.D. and M.M. from The Hartt School, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Additionally, she has participated in the eight-hour Artists as Educators Seminar, Mapping the Journey: Planning Effective Residencies for Students developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.