Jackie Andresen is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, California. Classically trained in violin, she began her training studying under violinist Dorthy Kwon at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, later attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA). While studying violin, she began to explore composition in both performance and film. Graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2019, she now attends New York University's Steinhardt School of Music, studying Music Theory and Composition with a concentration in Screen Scoring under composer and conductor Alba S. Torremocha, film composer Chris Hajian, and composer, arranger, and orchestrator Mark Suozzo.
She has written music for several short films created by young filmmakers and visual artists in both NYU's Tisch School and USC's School of Cinematic Arts, premiering at student film festivals across the United States, and has further scored collaborations between Canon and Sumire Lenses. In the summer of 2020, she completed a mentorship under film composer Michael Levine, receiving a producing credit in his recently released short film The Aspirant (2020), and later interned for composer Catherine Joy and her Los Angeles based score preparation and production company Joy Music House.
Most recently, along with her colleague Maxim Dybal-Denysenko, Jackie was a recipient of the NYU Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Project grant to pursue the production of a string based sample library beginning in the fall of 2022. She has been featured on MPATH’s album of Phenomenal Women Composers vol. 13, and is currently composing music for her first documentary feature Ninety Minutes Later, directed by Los Angeles based filmmaker and actress Cyndy Fujikawa.