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Aaron Mencher

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Aaron Mencher


Aaron Mencher (b. 22 September 1996, Maryland) is an American composer.

Mr. Mencher is currently attending University of Missouri on a full tuition music composition scholarship through the Mizzou New Music Initiative where he is studying composition under Dr. Stefan Freund and electronic music under Dr. William Lackey. Also, he has received feedback from Blake Neely and Rob Pottorf at the College Conservatory of Music Film Scoring Institute and has studied with Keith Fitch and Jeremy Allen at the Cleveland Institute of Music Young Composers Program.

Mr. Mencher has composed a variety of work, including contemporary classical music, film scores, and incidental music for theater. His music has been described as “creative and colorful” and “refreshingly different” by judges in national composition competitions.

His piece New for wind ensemble won the 2015 NAfME Student Composers Competition, and the All-National Concert Band premiered it at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tenn. at the NAfME National Convention. The same piece also won the Georgia PTSA Reflections Arts Contest for 12th Grade Music Composition.

In 2014, Aaron’s first major piece of chamber music, In The Forest, won the 2014 Third Millennium Ensemble Prize Pre-College Division, and it was a semifinalist for The American Prize in Student Chamber Music Composition. This piece was originally performed by Madeline Lucas and Andris Koh during Aaron’s study at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Composers Program.

Aaron has worked on a variety of dramatic projects. Aaron recently finished the score for Maggephah, a film directed by Brad McGaughey. He also worked at the Dancing Goat Theater as the composer and sound designer for many shows.

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