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Aaron Travers
October 4, 2010, 1:47 am
Filed under: Composers


Aaron Travers

Born: January 29, 1975

Current Location: Bloomington, IN



Aaron Travers was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the youngest of three boys. He attended Oberlin College and the Conservatory of Music in 1992, studying with Richard Hoffmann and earning degrees in Classics and Composition. He conducted graduate work at the Eastman School of Music studying with Sydney Hodkinson, Augusta Read Thomas, Chris Rouse and Steven Stucky, and earning an MA and PhD in 2003 and 2005 respectively.

He has received commissions from such institutions and ensembles as the University of Miami Frost Wind Ensemble, Ars Mobilis in conjunction with the Festival Les Solistes aux Serres d’Auteuil, the Fromm Foundation, the Proper Glue Duo, the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music, the Third Coast Percussion Quartet, the Hamilton College Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Tarab Cello Ensemble, the Barlow Endowment, the University of Rochester, and the South Dakota Symphony.

Mr. Travers has also received numerous awards, including the AGO/ECS Publishing Award in Choral Composition, the Chicago Symphony First Hearing Award, the Barlow Prize from the Barlow Endowment of Brigham Young University, the Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund Award, and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Goddard Lieberson Fellowship from the same institution. He has taught at Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, Syracuse University and Hamilton College. He is currently teaching composition at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.

Music © 2010 Aaron Travers

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