Felicity Wilcox is an Australian composer and academic. She has worked extensively as a composer and music director, with a highlight being her role as Assistant Music Director and Composer for the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony in Sydney 2000. As Felicity Fox, she composed the soundtracks to over 60 screen productions, for which she has received international recognition – winning the FIFREC Film Award (France) for best music, winning/being nominated for several APRA/AGSC Screen Music Awards (Australia), receiving three AACTA/AFI nominations, and an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) nomination. She is the current recipient of the prestigious Pythia Prize – an internationally competitive commission for Melbourne-based Rubik’s Collective. She has received concert commissions for many leading ensembles, including The Australia Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, The Song Company, Decibel, and the Australia Piano Quartet. Her compositions have been selected for international festivals including: TURN UP Festival, Arizona (2021); Philadelphia Orchestra’s ‘WomenNOW’ program (2020); Sydney Festival (2019; 2020), Canberra International Music Festival (2017; 2019), and Vivid Sydney (2014). Her album of collected chamber works, Uncovered Ground (Move 2021) received high praise, including two 5-star reviews, and was named ‘pick of the week’ by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Felicity is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her scholarly publications are in the area of music for multimedia and gender in music; she edited the first book on the screen music of female-identifying composers, Women’s Music for the Screen – Diverse Narratives in Sound, published in 2022 with Routledge, New York.