Deborah J. Anderson grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and began composing at the piano at age 6.
As a teenager she continued piano studies as well as voice. In college she majored in languages, later serving in the Peace Corps (Tunisia) where she taught English and studied the Arabic 'oud and popular Arabic songs. Later she fulfilled a life-long dream of learning to play the English Renaissance l...read more
Kate Agioritis is an Australian composer, arranger, music educator and instrumentalist. She started out writing music for use with her own students and performing groups. Today, Kate has an extensive catalogue including various solo, chamber, orchestral and jazz ensemble works, with her small ensemble arrangements proving popular with student and adult performers worldwide. She founded Musika Publ...read more
Born and raised in Canada, Dr. Paul A. Aitken (b. 1970) is now Director of Music & Worship Arts and Composer-in-Residence at the Cathedral of the Rockies in Boise, Idaho where he oversees more than twenty ensembles and a professional staff of six spanning two campuses.
The first-ever winner of the ACDA Brock Student Composition Competition for his piece “Flanders Fields,” Aitken is freque...read more
Stephen Akina, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii enjoys an all-rounded music career as a composer, educator and church musician. He attended the University of Hawaii as an undergraduate, and his graduate studies at San Diego State University in music where he also served as an adjunct faculty member.
Akina is known as a film composer. His music is heard in numerous films, television shows, video ...read more
Ahmed Alabaca was raised in San Bernardino CA, and began composing and playing the piano at age 6, finding an escape and comfort in music. Ahmed moved to New York in 2006 and readily adjusted to the life of a struggling artist, buying a keyboard before buying a bed. For a time, all he did was compose and work, scoring several plays and an original musical. Ahmed earned his B.A. in Music from Hunte...read more
Susan Alcon holds a piano performance degree from Salem College where she won awards in both composition and music theory. She maintains a successful piano studio in her hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. Her compositions are internationally published by Frederick Harris, Hal Leonard and Alfred. Her pieces have won awards as well as appearing on competition lists thoughout the country. She n...read more
Kristen Allred loves composing piano, choral and instrumental music and currently has four pieces on the National Federation of Music Clubs repertoire list. She has over 80 published pieces, and is published by the Niel A. Kjos Music Company and Jackman Music.
She has a degree in Piano Pedagogy from Utah State University where she was awarded Teacher of the Year from the USU Youth Conservatory....read more
Mary Kay Altizer is currently the Department Chair of the Performing Arts at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA. She conducts the orchestra, oversees the piano department, and has developed and teaches the digital recording and production program, utilizing Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. In addition to being a professional pianist and violist, she is a writer and arranger and has written ...read more
A native of New Jersey, Joe grew up with a variety of musical styles and influences from progressive rock, R&B and fusion. He combined those influences at the University of Southern California into the world of Film Scoring. Studying with some of the biggest names in composition and performance gave Joe a very schooled approach. He can now pull from many sources when producing music. He is a drumm...read more
Richard Andrews has been an educator and church music director as well as a composer and a pianist. As a pianist his chief interests are composition and improvisation,
His early influences included Harlem stride pianist Willie "the Lion" Smith, and, when he was a student at Juilliard, his composition teacher, Vincent Persichetti. He completed his B.S. degree in composition at Juilliard, and his...read more
Jonathan Annis is a graduate research assistant at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Carson-Newman college with majors in music composition, music theory, and saxophone performance, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma in music composition. His primary composition teachers inclu...read more
Diana L. Appler received her early musical training at the University of Oregon, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Over the last 30 years she continuously used that training to further develop her love of music. She has served more than 25 years in various US Army bands, mostly as principal clarinetist, culminating as the First Sergeant/Enlisted Bandleader of the 56th Arm...read more
Carmen Jude Aquila's music has been performed around the world, from Long Island to Beijing. World-renowned conductors the likes of JoAnn Falletta and Edwin London have brought Carmen's music to life with ensembles as prestigious as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony. Most recently, Maestra Falletta and the BPO gave the world premier performance of Carmen's Ser...read more
Brennan Arceneaux is a music educator, arranger/composer and musician playing in the pits(!) of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Northshore, both as trombonist (and euphoniumist and tubist) and second keyboardist impersonating percussion, strings, accordian, harp, and a real pianist. Brennan has been recently heard and sometimes seen in White Christmas, Damn Yankees, RENT, Cabaret, Annie...read more
A former Navy musician, Douglas earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition (MM, abt) from the University of Arizona, where he studied composition with Robert Muczynski, John Gibson and Dr. Karl Miller. He has conducted major orchestral works by Mozart, Beethoven, Copland, Vaughn-Williams and Stravinsky, among others. His arrangements for winds and British brass bands have been...read more
Israeli born composer and singer/songwriter Ayala Asherov started writing songs at age 16. After several years as an actress in theater, television and film, she completed her music studies at the Rimon School of Music in Tel Aviv, In 1998 received her Bachelor of Music Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston in composition and film scoring, and her Masters in film scoring at the U...read more
Mark Aubel has been teaching middle school and high school band, orchestra, and choir for 30 years. His award-winning groups have performed all over the U.S.. His compositions can be heard on youtube under Amador Valley High School. He currently teaches for the Pleasanton Unified School District in Pleasanton, CA.read more
Matthew Aubel is a young musician based out of the California Bay Area. He attended school in the Pleasanton Unified School district and frequently writes for many of the various school music ensembles. He has marched in the Blue Devils "B" Drum and Bugle Corps, winning one Open Class World Championship in 2014, and wrote many brass ensemble pieces while a member. Shortly after being medically dis...read more
Ms. Avant is available to attend live performances of her works. Please contact Ms. Avant if your ensemble or orchestra is planning to include her work on your program.
Nan writes original music for concert stage, band, film, animation and documentary projects. Her diverse repertoire includes music for piano, orchestra, band and the award winning orchestral work Tributum, composed for Celt...read more
MEA Music publishes exciting piano sheet music for the growing piano student, offering a variety of piano solos for all levels and ages. The composer, Michelle Ayler, also owns and operates MEA Piano Studio.read more
Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings is an ASCAP-affiliated custom musical engraving firm whose goal is to provide you the musician, with a platform for communicating your creative ideas to other musicians and to your audience. We specialize in preparing musical examples for publication as well as all types of musical scores. We will render your handwritten examples and musical scores into crystal-cl...read more
Braeden Ayres is a conductor and composer, born in Grapevine, Texas. His choral compositions are varied in both style and difficulty, with works for children's chorus, changing voices, high school, as well as collegiate and adult choruses.
For the past four years, Ayres was on the choral faculty at Discovery Canyon Campus in Colorado Springs, CO, where he tripled the size of the choral program...read more