Jessica Scott

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Taking Flight: Studies in London

Commencing September 2020, I have been accepted into the Royal Academy of Music, London, for Postgraduate study in Flute Performance.

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From a young age, I have known two facts for certain: that I hope to see a change in this world, and that, given the right resources, I can actively strive to make this change.

At home in both the orchestral and contemporary worlds, the impact I can make on changing the world comes directly through my arts practice.

The two areas I am particularly passionate about are the presentation and recognition of work by contemporary Australian composers, particularly female composers, and the representation of Australia’s unique and fragile ecosystems through artistic exploration.

I am a core and founding member of Ensemble Muse, an ensemble advocating for the representation of women composers. Over the years, I have premiered solo and chamber works by Keyna Wilkins, Josephine Macken, Elia Bosshard, and Sarah Elise Thompson.

I also aim to share the value and beauty of Australian landscapes through music; performance highlights have included the Lost + Sound 2019 Series and Yerrabingin Rooftop Concert Series.

In March 2020, I graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a BMus in Flute Performance. Now, my studies will take me to London, where I will complete a two-year Postgraduate Certificate program (graduating Master of Arts), perfecting performance under the tuition of world-renowned flutists Samuel Coles and Karen Jones.

With a 0-10% acceptance rate, the Royal Academy of Music is one of the top music institutions worldwide, with strong performance programs in orchestral and contemporary music.

In addition to world-class training in performance, students of the Academy’s Postgraduate program receive the opportunity to network and perform within the musical hub of London. This will allow me to promote, and raise international awareness of, Australian composers, forging musical connections between Australia and the UK.

Upon the completion of my Postgraduate degree, I look forward to returning to Australia, sharing my knowledge through continued musical collaborations on home soil.

Study in the UK is costly, with tuition fees alone amounting to $50K per year. Having worked hard to save for my first year of study, your generosity and support will help me cover the remainder of my study expenses in the UK, allowing me to make my mark as an Australian musician on the world stage.

*My place at the Academy is secure; should I be unable to travel to the UK in September, my studies will start as soon as international travel is possible.

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Sydney-based flutist Jessica Scott recently completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying Flute with James Kortum.

In recent years, she has been selected for flute courses with Emily Beynon, Leone Buyse and Samuel Coles, receiving the Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility scholarship for the latter. In 2020, she has been accepted into the Royal Academy of Music, London to study a Postgraduate Certificate (graduating Master of Arts), commencing in September.

From 2017-2019, Jessica performed as principal flutist with the Sydney Conservatorium’s four major ensembles. She is a core and founding member of Ensemble Muse, a modern music group who aim to bring a gender-balanced and diverse approach to the programming of new music. In 2018 and 2019, Jessica received the Sydney Youth Orchestra’s Principal Chair Scholarship. Jessica has been selected to participate as a Performance Fellow in the 2020 Nief-Norf and Bang on a Can Summer Festivals, USA.

In 2018, Jessica received the Peter Richardson Memorial Prize and was the NSW Flute Society Open Champion. In 2018, she also performed as a Finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Drs Orchestra Scholarship and Fine Music Young Virtuoso Award.

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