Jessica MacIsaac (she/her) is a composer born and living in Mi’gma’gi (Nova Scotia). Her music is inspired by her early years involved in theatre and dance, as well as a deep love for film scores. Her pieces incorporate elements of movement, humour, and references both overt and obscured. She obtained her B.Mus. in composition from Dalhousie University in 2019, studying under Dr. Jérôme Blais. She is currently pursuing her M.Mus. from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Her works have been performed both locally and internationally by ensembles such as the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Trio Immersio, the Maritime Brass Quintet, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, and Quartetto Indaco.
She is a two-time recipient of the Kenneth Elloway Award for exceptional potential in composition, as well as multiple scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and Fountain School of Performing Arts.