Aaron Israel Levin is a composer whose music is guided by the emotional dynamism of storytelling and drama. He draws from a variety of musical and non-musical influences to create compositions that are both personal and wide-ranging.
Aaron has collaborated with the American Composers Orchestra, Bent Frequency Duo, Fifth House Ensemble, loadbang, Pavia Winds the Yale Philharmonia, mezzo-sopranos Kayleigh Butcher and Lisa Neher, and percussionists Dmitrii Nilov and Sam Um. He has also worked with artists from other mediums, including choreographer Celeste Miller and projection designer Johnny Moreno. A recipient of various awards and honors, Aaron's piece, Once I Saw -- a multi-dimensional work that draws from pop music and jazz -- has been selected by multiple calls-for-scores across the country.
Originally from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Aaron received his B.A. in music from Grinnell College in Iowa where he studied with Eric McIntyre and John Rommereim. He is currently pursuing his M.M. in composition at the Yale School of Music where his teachers have included Martin Bresnick, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Hannah Lash and Christopher Theofanidis.