March 18, 2022

Aaron Travers was named the winner of the 2022 Ruth and Clarence Mader Composition Competition for Organ for his piece Midnight Toccatas. He was chosen out of 42 entries across 15 states.  The award honors the 50th anniversary of the Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund.  The $10,000 award comes with a premiere and publishing of the work.  The piece will be premiered in Los Angeles during the 2022-23 season.  Details will follow shortly.

March 18, 2022

Aaron Travers is one of four composers who received a $10,000 Arts and Letters Awards in Music from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  The award honors outstanding artistic achievement and acknowledge composers who have arrived at their own voice. Each composer will receive an additional $10,000 to record their work and will also have their music presented in a concert at the Academy.  The other composers who received the award are Marcos Balter, Erin Gee, and James Mobberley. More information...

March 18, 2022

Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University presents the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet with mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski and flutist Linda Chatterton on Sunday, April 3, 3:00 pm. The program will include world premieres of newly commissioned works for guitar quartet and flute by Brazilian composer Clarice Assad and American composer Aaron Travers, and new arrangements of songs by Franz Schubert and Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar quartet and voice. Rounding out the program will be music of Jeffrey Lambert, Frederic Hand and Alberto...

October 10, 2021

Aaron Travers’ “Weave In,” for choir, bandoneon and piano, was premiered today (October 10, 2021) by the Bloomington Unitarian Universalist Church Choir under Susan Swaney.  The instrumental parts were performed by the duo Ben&Winnie (Ben Bogart, bandoneon; Winnie Cheung, piano).  The piece was commissioned in honor of Dan Quilter, former chair of the Spanish Language Department at Indiana University, and former UU Choir member, who died in May of 2008.  His tireless work with the organization Interweave, dedicated to ending...

July 19, 2021

On October 22, 2021, conductor Aik Khai Pung and the CCM Concert Orchestra will premiere Aaron Travers’ orchestration of Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, op. 43.  The piece will be featured alongside Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ Third Symphony.  Time and venue will be announced shortly.