John Spence

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John Spence is a composer of chamber and orchestral music with over 30 years of experience. He has composed many large scale orchestral works and his chamber music has been performed by some of Australia's leading musicians including Michael Kieran-Harvey, Catherine Selby and David Miller.

Spence has also received regular commissions resulting in a diverse output. His music have also featured on a number of recording compilations.

In 2014 Spence was awarded an Australia Council grant to compose a work for the Anzac 100 year commemoration. The 23 minute solo piano work was performed by Spence and featured in a number of concerts throughout regional NSW.

Spence has also worked extensively as a session musician, producer and arranger. In 2017 he composed the soundtrack for the film Rip Tide starring Disney's Debby Ryan. He is currently the composer in residence at the Wollongong Conservatorium.


Guitar Quintet - Song for the Fisherman's Daughter


Variations on an Australian Theme - for Piano solo


Rip Tide 

John Spence composed the film score for the new Debby Ryan film Rip Tide. The Soundtrack is now available on all digital media platforms.



AWAKE performed by Meg Connell