Aaron Levin

Composer, 2015

Aaron Israel Levin (b. 1995) composes concert music that is guided by the emotional dynamism of storytelling, and the driving rhythms and colors that are characteristic of popular music and jazz.

Levin is a recipient of many awards, including the Steiner Award, the Saint Paul Schubert Club Young Composer Mentorship Award, and most recently the selection of his piece, Once I Saw, for performance by the Fresno New Music Ensemble. Other ensembles including Ars Futura, members of the Fifth House Ensemble, Pavia Winds, and the American Creators Ensemble have also performed Levin’s music.

Originally from Saint Paul, MN, Levin currently studies at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA with Eric McIntyre and John Rommereim. He has also attended several music festivals, including the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and the Fresh Inc. Festival. Levin also attended the IES Abroad Milan – Music & Innovation Program where he studied in Milan, Italy with Roberto Andreoni. Apart from composing, Levin runs a radio show titled Between a Rachmaninoff and a Hard Place, which exhibits both classical and world music, on KDIC 88.5 Grinnell College Radio.

For more information about Aaron, check out his website.

Aaron Levin – Springbokkie
for flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, double bass