Jay Wadley is a composer and music producer best known for his score for James Schamus' critically acclaimed directorial debut, Indignation (Lionsgate). The score was featured in IndieWire's "10 Best Scores of 2016", received a concert performance by the Winnipeg Symphony for Soundtracks Live, and received an Honorable Mention for the 2017 BSO Jerry Goldsmith Awards for "Best Original Score for a Feature Film". Recent projects include the Emmy nominated Raised in the System VICE Season 6 Premiere (HBO), Rhys Ernst's (Transparent) directorial debut ADAM, The OA (Netflix/Plan-B), Anu Valia's Sundance winning short Lucia, Before & After, and Jacob LaMendola's Emmy nominated Long Shot (Netflix). His films have played at Sundance, Telluride, SXSW, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, BFI London, LA Film Festival, Montreal film festivals and others.
Additional TV credits include the original score and theme song for Will Arnet's Hot Date (Pop TV), Lie to Me (FOX), Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (VH1), The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) and orchestrations for Doctor Who (BBC).
His arrangements and orchestrations for Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson and Calexico have been performed by The San Francisco Symphony, New York City Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Louisville Symphony Orchestra, among others.
A graduate of the Yale School of Music (MM, AD), Jay has won two Charles Ives awards from the Academy of Arts and Letters as well as an ASCAP/SCI Student Composer Award for his concert music. He's been commissioned by Carnegie Hall's Ensemble ACJW, the Yale Band, Williams College and The Nouveau Classical Project and been a guest lecturer at NYU, OCU and Kennesaw State University.