Aaron Siegel
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  • New York, NY
  • United States
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I am a:
Performing Artist, Carnegie Hall staff member
My school is:
Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
My style(s) of music:
Choral, Classical, Experimental, Jazz, Opera
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Conducting, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Performing
My musical instrument(s):
Drum Set, Vibraphone
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
My earliest musical training is as a percussionist. I graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and also one in English Literature.
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
Laurie Anderson, Alban Berg, Morton Feldman, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Bob Ashley, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Neil Young, Erik Satie, Lamont Young, Max Neuhaus, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Phillip Glass, Richard Wagner, Oval, Sufjan Stevens
More about me:
I am composer and educator. I have a masters in composition from Wesleyan University where I studied with Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton.

I am a founding member of the Experiments in Opera community, have toured the world as the percussionist of the Anthony Braxton Sextet and 12+1tet and have my own record label called LockStep Records.

I am currently working on an opera about Orville and Wilbur Wright called 'Brother Brother.'

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Teaching Artists in Online Learning

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 2:04pm 0 Comments

Teaching Artistry is a hot topic in arts education.  Throughout the world, working artists are learning more and more about how to engage students, community members, young and old people in a wide range of practices that open up their art form for discovery.

 

One area of Teaching Artistry that…

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Teaching Artists in Online Learning - Follow-On Activity #2

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:18pm 6 Comments

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

 

As we wrap up our week of exploration and learning, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the experiences we have had together.  Specifically, I am…

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Teaching Artists in Online Learning - Follow-On Activity #1

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

Task…

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Creating Your Own Version of 'This Little Light of Mine'

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 3:30pm 30 Comments

From July 7 - July 18, we will be working with a group of Teaching Artists at the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Training Program on exploring best practices for Teaching Artists in Online Learning.

You will now have the opportunity to create your own arrangement of the song: 'This Little Light of Mine,' with two of…

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At 4:58pm on June 19, 2013, Will Cabaniss said…
Thanks, Aaron.
At 5:01pm on June 12, 2013, Zachary Tecumseh Detrick said…

Morton Feldman is awesome.

At 6:10pm on June 4, 2013, Zachary Tecumseh Detrick said…

Hi Aaron. I really enjoyed the Film Project as a compositional exercise, and I thank you for your helpful feedback. I have been looking for someone to give me feedback on my Symphony No. 1 (currently on my profile there is a link), which is a piece I am proud of and would love to have performed. It's been on my profile for a while now, and I think that you would be a great person to give me some comments about it. 

At 4:58pm on May 14, 2013, Anthony Constantino said…
Thank you! Please let me know what you think!
At 4:48pm on April 12, 2013, Leslie Stifelman said…

Aaron!  Would you be willing to put up a quick explanation of what the Circle of Fifths is and what you think is the fastest way to memorize and completely understand.  Maybe from a compositional point of view.  Our students like history! We are studying this in my vocal class and the Musical Theater kids can use the help!  THANKS!

At 8:13pm on March 31, 2013, Rene Gonzalez-Slizewski said…

All right, I posted it again. Thanks for letting me know.

At 12:29pm on March 26, 2013, Jonathan Riley said…

I definitely plan on submitting a score!! I'm on Spring Break, so a lot more of my time can be alloted towards this project.

At 11:44am on March 26, 2013, Neil Quillen said…

Halfway through my rough score for it already. The trick for me is going to be syncing it to the video, seeing as I don't have a program that does that.

At 12:14am on March 26, 2013, Tim Fehling said…

Hi Aaron, thanks for getting in touch and for the kind words. Absolutely! I've already started working on a piece and I hope to post it soon.

I have an important question regarding the pdf/score requirement. Let me know if you'd like me to post this in that page's comment section too:

Unfortunately, I don't really work with notation much. I compose mostly by ear and by utilizing the music technology to achieve a decent sound by manipulation of MIDI individual note velocities (e.g., if you're familiar with Apple's Logic, I use mostly just Piano Roll and Hyper Editor, and not the Score window). For when you select a piece to be played by the professional musicians, will they listen to the audio/MIDI files at all, or will they only just read directly from the composer's pdf score? (or, by chance, do you have an Orchestrator on board to help as well?)

Thanks, Aaron.

At 9:05pm on March 24, 2013, Deven said…
Hello! I'm very interested! I'm actually in the middle of writing my score right now! It'll be my first original score, so hopefully it will be good!
 
 
 

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