Jack Frerer (b. 1995) is an Australian composer of music for concert, film and dance, as well as a producer and filmmaker based in Manhattan, currently studying composition with John Corigliano at The Juilliard School with the help of the Adrian Weller Scholarship and the Steuermann Memorial Prize. Jack has written pieces for a variety of ensembles and performers, and has had works performed around Australia, Europe and the US.
In 2016, his trio "Last In, First Out" was given both first prize and the audience prize in the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition in Utrecht, and was a winner of the Indiana State University Music Now competition. In 2014 Jack won the inaugural Matt Withers Young Australian Music Composition Competition open to all Australian music majors under 30, became the youngest ever finalist in APRA and Tropfest's Tropscore, and was one of three composers selected to partake in the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic's Emerging Composers Workshop. Jack has also been an ASCAP Morton Gould award finalist.
As a filmmaker, Jack has created films for dancers Marcelo Gomes and Julie Kent, institutions including the Juilliard School and Quest Magazine, as well as music videos for bands and ensembles. Jack is also a co-creator and producer of The Roof, a collaborative film series he created with dancer Liana Kleinman which features New York based choreographers and composers.