Having developed a versatile musical skill set, Jessie works in live music, arranging, coaching, composing for theatre and screen, and more.
Recent highlights include a commission to write the musical score for a new childrens play, contracting for P&O cruises as piano bar performer on the Pacific Aria, and having her collaborative musical theatre project Take Back The Universe, with composer/playwright Marlon Richards, selected for the inaugural NZ Music Theatre Company “Music Theatre Unleashed” showcase at the Civic Theatre in Auckland. In 2018 Jessie was selected as a finalist for the NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards, and had her orchestral piece the wilds recorded and performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.
As a long-time barbershop singer, Jessie makes learning resources and vocal arrangements for a cappella groups across the country and has received a scholarship to complete her second and final year in the Sweet Adelines International Arranging Certification Program. Jessie volunteers as coordinator of the national Young Singers in Harmony programme, leading the committee in organising the annual convention which has over 600 secondary school students in attendance each year.
Jessie graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Composition, achieving First Class Honours.