Currently the recipient of The Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship, Aaron Severini's journey to a life in music grew out of a career dancing with New York City Ballet (NYCB). Mr. Severini’s passion for composing—first for choreographers and dance companies—quickly expanded to include music for concert, film, television, and new media. Following his eleven-year career with NYCB, he was accepting into The Juilliard School where he received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in composition studying with Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Rouse and Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano. Click HERE for more information about his prior career with NYCB and his current activities as an educator.
Premieres include Catch performed by three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Cory Smythe at Davies Symphony Hall (CA), Sleet performed by the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Milarsky at Alice Tully Hally (NYC), String Quartet performed by Han Shi, Sissi Yuqing Zhang, Jeremy Kienbaum, and Kevin Mills at 92nd Street Y (NYC), Curios performed by pianist Robert Fleitz at The Music Gallery, Steinway & Sons (FL), and Flit of Fury performed by pianists Steven Beck and Stephen Gosling at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater (NYC).
Mr. Severini collaborates regularly with choreographers and has composed original scores for New York City Ballet, the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, The Juilliard School, and the New York Choreographic Institute. His original soundtracks for filmmakers and videographers are extensive ranging from films airing on PBS and screened at domestic and international film festivals, to iPhone and iPad applications, including Juilliard Open Studios and Passe-Partout with choreographer/dancer Justin Peck and dancer Daniel Ulbricht. Mr. Severini's compositions have underscored Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle), Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central), Savage U (MTV), and others. His music for promotional campaigns include Cartier, Unicef, Ikea, Squarespace, New York City Ballet, and MasterCard.
Awards/Honors: The Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship, the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award, In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores – Honorable Mention, the Juilliard Composers’ Orchestra Competition, the EarShot Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra New Music Readings.
Memberships: ASCAP, SAG-AFTRA