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.
Dr. 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 an Associate Professor of Music at Lone Star College-CyFair, where he was named a 2014 Distinguished Faculty member. He is also the Director of Composition and Theory at the American Festival for the Arts. In past, he has taught for Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Alvin Community College, and continuing studies programs through Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies, the University of Texas, and the Women’s Institute of Houston.
Current projects include an opera with librettist Michael Remson and a dramatic musical about a bullied teen who commits suicide (BULLY). The latter project is slated to be made into an independent film in 2015 by Thunderclap Productions, a production company Dr. Alon cofounded in Houston with the mission of producing new and underrepresented plays and musicals. Dr. Alon remains active as a composer, lyricist, and playwright. (Read a recent review of BULLY.)
He 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.
Learn more at aaronalon.com.