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Aaron Alon

Aaron Alon’s music has been performed around the world by such acclaimed musicians as Leone Buyse, Ian Davidson, Andrea Ceccomori, Catherine Branch, Daniel Neer, Michael Fennelly, Mark Whatley, and new music groups Sounds New and the Vientos Trio. His concert works have been released on four 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. He is a member of ASCAP and DGA and a past chapter president of Mu Phi Epsilon.

Alon is also highly active as a teacher. He is an Associate Professor of Music and Lead Faculty for the Music and Drama Department at Lone Star College-CyFair, where he was named a 2014 Distinguished Faculty member. He is also the Director of the Composition program at the American Festival for the Arts. He has also taught for the Women’s Institute of Houston, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and their School of Continuing Studies, the University of Texas “Road Scholar” program, and Alvin Community College. Current projects include an opera with librettist Michael Remson and a new musical (BULLY).

Since 2009, Alon has also been highly active as a playwright and musical theatre composer-lyricist. His plays and musicals have been read or performed in New York City, Houston, and Galveston, as well as in the UK. In a review of a concept cast highlights recording of his musical BULLY, David Clarke of BroadwayWorld.com said, “I was instantly impressed with Aaron Alon’s ability to write Broadway style pop ballads with such dexterity.” He is a founding member and president of the Board of Directors of Thunderclap Productions, a theatrical company dedicated to presenting new and underrepresented works.

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.

 

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