Jennifer Fowler studied at the University of Western Australia, where she won composition prizes and the university’s Convocation Award. In 1968, she spent a year in Holland at the University of Utrecht on a Dutch Government Scholarship. Since 1969, she has been living in London where she works as a freelance composer.

Her international prizes for composition include Academy of Arts, Berlin, 1970; Radcliffe Award of Great Britain, 1971; International Competition GEDOK, Mannheim, 1975; Miriam Gideon Prize (USA), 2003; Bodman Memorial Competition (UK), 2006; Sylvia Glickman Memorial Prize (USA), 2009; and Goleminov Contest, Bulgaria, 2009.

Her output includes orchestral works, chamber pieces, solo music and vocal ensembles of all kinds.

Her music has been included in such prestigious international festivals as the ISCM World Music Days; Gaudeamus Music Week, Holland; Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, UK; International Sydney Spring Festival; Perth International Arts Festival, Australia; City of London Festival; Women in Music festivals in London, Atlanta, Alaska, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Rome, and Beijing; and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

The Singing Bassoon is published by Echoes Music and the Australian Music Centre.