Jessica Maree is an award-winning singer and aspiring songwriter/composer. She has obtaining her Certificate III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Music. Her most recent achievement was graduating from the Australian National University in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in performance (jazz/contemporary voice) and composition.
Jessica’s diverse vocal ability has allowed her to perform at a variety of venues, events and functions. Her greatest honour to date was the invitation to perform for The Governor General Sir Cosgrove, his wife Lady Cosgrove and their guests at Government House in November 2018. She's been on two small tours with Canberra Institute of Technology and these shows featured original works by herself and other students on the tour. Jessica truly shines when performing in a band setting - belting out ballads and jazz classics. Her skill, determination and dedication was recognised when she was awarded the Bill Hyslop Prize for Voice in 2018.
Jessica’s has been particularly invested in further developing her aptitude for composition, cultivating her passion for film scoring and art music. Dedicating 2019 to developing these skills, resulted in Jessica being selected to write the acceptance music for the 2020, 60th Anniversary, Australian of the Year Award state ceremonies.
In January 2020, she performed with the ANU Contemporary Choir in several Australian of Year and Australia Day events. These performances were held at the National Library Theatre and the National Gallery of Australia. They also performed at the Flag Raising Ceremony on Australia Day which was broadcast by the ABC.
She has received a grant from the ‘Friends of the School of Music’ to record original works at the ANU recording studio. She is in the process of arranging, refining and rehearsing before recording in 2020. Her songs come from her own experiences, and the experiences of those around her. She writes with honesty and genuineness, with the endeavour to truely connect with her audience.