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, currently pursuing a B.M. in Composition at The Juilliard School where he studies with John Corigliano. His work has been performed by a variety of ensembles around Australia, Europe, and the US, and has won awards including a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and competitions including Illinois State University’s Red Note Composition Competition, the Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition, the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition in Utrecht, the Young Australian Music Composition Competition, Indiana State University’s Music Now Competition, and the Juilliard Orchestra Competition.
As a filmmaker, Jack has created films for institutions including 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.