Jack Frerer (b. 1995) is an Australian-American composer of music for concert, film and dance, as well as a producer and filmmaker based in Manhattan. His concert works have been performed around Australia, Europe, Asia and the US, and has won awards including a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Morton Gould Composers Award from ASCAP, the Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composers Award, and the Brian Israel Prize from the Society for New Music, and competitions including the Vincent C. LaGuardia Jr. Competition, Red Note, the Lake George Music Festival Competition, and both the Juilliard Orchestra and Gena Raps Chamber Music competitions. He is a Tanglewood composition fellow for 2019, a composer for the New York City Ballet’s 2019 Choreographic Institute, and is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Arapahoe Philharmonic. Jack studied with John Corigliano and Robert Beaser at The Juilliard School, and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant upon graduation.
As a filmmaker, Jack has created films for The Juilliard School and Quest Magazine, dancers Marcelo Gomes and Julie Kent, as well as music videos for bands and ensembles. He is a co-creator and producer of The Roof, a collaborative film and performance series he created with dancer Liana Kleinman which features New York–based choreographers and composers.
Jack was the recording engineer for ShoutHouse’s album “Cityscapes” which will be released by New Amsterdam Records in June 2019. He has recently produced recordings for artists including Molly Joyce, Nina Grollman, Will Healy and Noah Halpern, as well as the score for Always Summer, a short film by Alexa Eve.