"Aleyna is clear in communicating her intention behind the music, and is interested in working with the musicians to discover how best to fulfill that intention. Her music is very exciting to play!"
Amanda Hamilton, violist
NOVA new music ensemble
Aleyna Brown is a contemporary American composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer based in Denton, TX. In her roles as a leader and artist in the music industry, Aleyna is an advocate of inclusive concert programming and the exploration of femininity in music and art.
Aleyna has scored short films and composed concert works for orchestra, mixed chamber ensembles, solo instruments, multimedia and live electronics, with premieres across the United States. She particularly enjoys collaborating across artistic disciplines and genres including contemporary dance, intermedia, free improvisation, and popular music. See WORKS LIST tab for complete works.
She is currently a M.A. candidate in Composition at the University of North Texas, with the related field of Contemporary Music. At UNT, she participates as both a composer and performer with the NOVA new music ensemble, under the direction of Elizabeth McNutt, with whom Aleyna also studies in pursuit of her M.M. in Flute Performance.
Aleyna earned her B.M. in Composition at Florida State University studying under Clifton Callender, Mark Wingate, and the esteemed late Ladislav Kubik. While there, Aleyna also received instruction from the FSU College of Music's Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor, Pulitzer-Prize Winning composer Ellen Zwilich. Aleyna also participated in composition masterclasses with Libby Larsen and Fernanda Navarro. Aleyna was the 2018 recipient of the David Ward-Steinman Undergraduate Composition Award.
Also while studying at Florida State, Aleyna served as the Outreach Coordinator and then President of FSU's Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc., through which she helped organize and participated in two university composition exchanges. First, her piece "Angst" for cello duo & piano was selected to be premiered at Arizona State University in 2017. Next, her piece "Oiseaux en Verre" for flute, violin, & piano was selected to be premiered at the University of North Texas in 2018.
With the rich and vibrant arts programs across Florida State University, Aleyna was able to collaborate with student choreographers and filmmakers. She composed the film score for the BFA Animation Thesis film by director Billy Mauer. She composed and collaborated with three MFA Dance choreographers, Mary Roberts, Aigars Larionovs, and Holly Stone.
Aleyna maintains professional affiliations with American Composers Forum, Society of Composers Inc., SEAMUS, and ASCAP, with which she also maintains publishing membership as the creator and owner of her independent publishing company Red Pin Publishing.