Jennifer Fowler

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Jennifer Joan Fowler (born 14 April 1939) is a British composer of Australian birth. She was born in Bunbury, Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Bachelor of Music from the School of Music, University of Western Australia in 1960 and 1967, respectively. She spent a year working at the Electronic Music Studios of the University of Utrecht in 1968. In 1969 she settled in London and works as a free-lance composer. Fowler married computer programmer Bruce Paterson and has two sons.[1][2][3]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 1970 Prize from the Academy of the Arts in Berlin
  • 1971 Joint winner of the Radcliffe Award of Great Britain
  • 1975 1st prize in the International Competition for Women Composers in Mannheim, Germany
  • 2003 Miriam Gideon prize from the International Association of Women in Music
  • 2006 2nd prize in the Christopher Bodman Memorial Competition, UK
  • 2009 International Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize
  • 2009 Winner of the Marin Goleminov First International Composition Contest in Bulgaria[4]


Selected works include:

  • Lament for Dunblane, for chorus
  • Magnificat, for chorus
  • Nunc Dimittis, for chorus
  • Blow Flute
  • Towards Release, duo for violin and marimba
  • Piece for an Opera House, for piano duo
  • Cycling for solo piano
  • Streaming Up for 4 bassoons and piano
  • Echoes from an Antique Land
  • Plainsong for Strings for string orchestra

Her works have been recorded and issued on CD, including:

  • The Flute Ascendant (1992) Vox
  • Sydney Dreaming, ABC Classics


  1. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ Briscoe, James R. (1997). Contemporary anthology of music by women. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  3. ^ Contemporary Composers. St. James Press. 1992.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Fowler". Retrieved 10 December 2010.