Dr. Jess Hendricks

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November 9, 2019 7:30 pm Longy School of Music

A Short Drive Through the Berkshires

Part of the Boston New Music Initiative concert series.

January 14, 2020 7:30 pm Lynn University New Music Festival

Dances With Quarks

The Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand new music for the bassoon and to offer opportunities to composers. This concert features the winners of the 2019 Competition. Guest artist Susan Nelson from Bowling Green State University will perform along with Lynn’s own Eric Van der Veer Varner.

I am proud to announce that I have been named as one of the winners of 2019 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition. Dances with Quarks for bassoon and string trio was one of two works chosen to be performed on January 14, 2020 at Lynn Conservatory’s New Music Festival in Boca Raton, Florida. In addition to the performance, Dances with Quarks will be published by Imagine Music in the coming year, which will be my first non-self-published work!


Great news, the latest album by Dr. Jefferson Campbell, Pocket Grooves - New Music for Bassoon, Piano and Percussion, is now available on iTunes and Spotify! My piece Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics is one of the tracks featured on this recording by my life-long friend. I am excited it is now available on these services and I hope everyone will go check it out and purchase it there... or at least stream it thousands of times.

To purchase a physical copy of the CD, go to the MSR Classics website here. To get the record on Spotify or iTunes, either click the previous links or check out my Discography page.

In the next couple weeks a new recording by Dr. Jefferson Campbell will be released that includes my Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics. In addition to my work "Pocket Grooves" contains music by Steven Moellering, Gene Koshinski, and Graeme Shields. It focuses on new music for bassoon. "Pocket Grooves" will be released by MSR Classics and when there is information available I will post it on this site.


Imagine a vessel sliding through the vast empty space separating our home and a distant star system fueled with only hope and antimatter. The ship’s crew sleeps peacefully while oceans of time and distance pass by…

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“Never Lose Infinite Hope” gets its title from a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which states: “We must accept finite disappointment but must never lose infinite hope.” It is inspired by modern resistance to dark times and hope for a bright future in spite of all of the negative events. The piece begins […]

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“Canticum Ventis” is latin for “Song of the Winds” and was composed in 2019. The inspiration for the piece is the airy nature of the instruments for which this trio was created. This work is organized in a modified rondo form that features an intermingling of pulsating rhythms and blooming flourishes. Although the tonal language […]

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