Felicity Wilcox is an interdisciplinary composer and academic whose output encompasses concert music, film music, songwriting and improvisation, music for theatre, installation, live events, dance and radio. She has received commissions for many leading artists and ensembles, including The Australia Ensemble, Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, Sydney Festival, Vivid Sydney, Decibel, Halcyon, Sydney Art Quartet, the Australia Piano Quartet, Charisma Trio, the Sydney Symphony Fellows, and individual performers. Her compositions are performed and broadcast across Australia and internationally.
Felicity’s background as a screen composer informs her individual practice. Under the alias Felicity Fox, 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. She has composed, recorded and produced the soundtracks to over 60 productions for film and television, and has received multiple ARIA, AFI and APRA/AGSC awards and nominations for her scores. Her soundtracks are broadcast on major television networks and have featured in international film festivals such as Berlin, New York, London, Paris, Chicago, Venice, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Margaret Mead (NYC) and Toronto.
Felicity completed her PhD in composition for multimedia in 2013 at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and now holds a position as Lecturer in Music and Sound Design at the University of Technology, Sydney. She advocates for greater gender equity and diversity in music in Australia as Chair and co-founder of the Gender Equity Committee of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), and internationally as a Member of the Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group of the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM). She writes about music for multimedia and is currently editing the first international publication on the screen music of female-identifying composers, due for publication in 2020.