Aaron Alon's music has been performed around the world by such acclaimed musicians as Leone Buyse, Ian Davidson, Andrea Ceccomori, Catherine Branch, Mark Whatley, and new music groups Sounds New and the Vientos Trio. His works have been included on three labels and awarded numerous national and international composition honors, including those from ASCAP; the National Association of Composers; the National Federation of Music Clubs; the Society of Composers, Inc.; Meet the Composer; the Lotte Lehmann Foundation; the Renée B. Fisher Composer Awards; and Mu Phi Epsilon.
Alon is a member of ASCAP and a past chapter president of Mu Phi Epsilon. He is also highly active as a teacher. He is the composition department head for the American Festival for the Arts and an adjunct instructor of music theory and composition at Alvin Community College, and has also taught for Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Current projects include an opera with librettist Michael Remson, a musical with lyricist Joe Barnes, a new work for solo saxophone for Dr. Jeffrey E. Vickers; and a cycle of songs for bass David Keck. In his spare time, Alon is also an amateur writer of plays and other prose.
Alon holds a DMA from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, an MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a BA from the University of Chicago. His past teachers include Karim Al-Zand, Anthony Brandt, Shih-Hui Chen, Jean Milew, Marta Ptaszynska, and Orianna Webb.
For more information, please visit his website at www.aaronalon.com.
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