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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.
Aaron Travers was recently commissioned by the Library of Congress to write a short work for solo piano as part of the Boccaccio Project. The project asks participating composers to write short works addressing the new reality of quarantining and social distancing during the Coronavirus epidemic. The piece, entitled Olcott Park, will be performed by … Read more
Aaron Travers recently completed two new tango-inspired works: Weave In for amateur choir, bandoneon and piano; and Gato Selvaje for Suzuki strings, bandoneon and piano. Performances are anticipated in Fall of 2020. In addition, a new video of his bandoneon/piano duo La Proxima Traicion was recently released. A link to the video can be found here.
Two works by Aaron Travers are featured on two newly released CDs. The first is Virginia: The West, performed by NOTUS on their CD Of Radiance and Refraction, available from Amazon, Apple/iTunes and Innova. The other, Sanctuary, is performed by the American Wild Ensemble on their double CD Music in the American Wild, available from Amazon, Apple/iTunes and Artist … Read more
Linda Chatterton and Maja Radovanlija will be performing Box Gardens at the Guitar Art Festival in Serbia, August 17 at 9PM.
The American Wild Ensemble will be performing my piece, Sanctuary, August 21 and 23, 7PM at Newhalem Campground in Cascades National Park.