Jess Hendricks (1972) is a composer, theorist, and software engineer based in New England. His compositions have been described as “exhilarating” and “fun to play.” He continued his music studies at the University of Tennessee (M.M. in Music Composition) and the University of Miami (D.M.A. in Music Composition) after receiving his B.A. in liberal Arts at Western Kentucky University. Recently Dr. Hendricks also received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Hendricks has received performances of his works all over the United States. He has received several awards including being a finalist in the William Lincer Foundation Composition Competition and winning the Philip Slates Composition Contest in 2006. The Concertino for Bassoon and Electronics has received performances by Jefferson Campbell several times after being premiered in Miami, Florida. It has been performed in New York City, Denver, and Texas in the past few years. The Concertino is also featured on Dr. Campbell's latest recording, “Pocket Grooves”. He has also had his works performed extensively in the New England by ensembles such as the Firebrand Ensemble, members of the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, and participants of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival.