Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
PhD (Composition) 2013
Bachelor of Music Composition (1st class honours) 2006

University of New South Wales

Graduate Diploma of Education, 2014-2015


I completed my PhD in composition for combined media in 2013. The pieces that make up my folio are large-scale interactive musical works, created in collaboration with visual artists. In my concert music, I am seeking to redefine the traditional sound/image relationship, so that visual and textual elements embellish the music. You can find clips for all these works at

The three projects I produced for the doctoral portfolio are:

Threading the Light:
a 48-minute work for string orchestra, percussion, voices, electronic sound and image. Recorded at Studio 301, February 2012. Images by Rachel Dight. Pending performance.


a 10-minute work for chamber orchestra, soprano and contralto. Commissioned for Kammerklang Vox 2010. Performed and recorded by Halcyon Ensemble and the Kammerklang Orchestra, Sydney Conservatorium, May 2010. Images by Wendy McDougall.

Stream and download here:


Gouttes d’un Sang Etranger (Drops of Foreign Blood)
a 75-minute work for solo saxophone and viola da gamba, spoken word, electronic sound and images. Recorded by Adrian Barr at Sydney Conservatorium, June 2012, and at Vivid, New Wave Sound, 2014, with Anthea Cottee and Nathan Henshaw. Images by Natasha Dusenjko and Felicity Wilcox.
red horse support

My composition was the subject of a scholarly article by Kath Nelligan, “The Music is Dancing Free: An Interview with Felicity Wilcox”,
Context, Issue 37, University of Melbourne, 2012.;py=2012;res=IELAPA;issn=1038-4006;iss=37