Performances & Events

Master Class

[Cancelled] Composer Angélica Negrón

Sally Fleming Master Class Series

October 13, 2023 | 3:30 pm

Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Room 2058, Moore

Free - no tickets required

Angélica Negrón portrait with glasses; sparkly purple goo covers her neck and shoulders; teal background.

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Internationally-acclaimed composer Angélica Negrón will visit the U-M composition studio alongside her guest appearance with the Ann Arbor Symphony. Ms. Negrón is a rising star in contemporary music, and she will share her music and artistic process with our student composers as well as interested members of the community. Ms. Negrón is renowned for her unique musical perspective and artistic point of view, and her presentation on October 13 will not only illuminate her work for our students, but amplify a voice from an under-represented group, and allow many of our students to see themselves in her career and her work.

This program is free and open to the public, and was made possible by the Sally Fleming Master Class Fund.


Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys, and electronics as well as for chamber ensembles, orchestras, choir, and film. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise.” Negrón has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kronos Quartet, loadbang, Prototype Festival, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Sō Percussion, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Louisville Orchestra and the New York Botanical Garden, among others. Angélica received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition under the guidance of composer Alfonso Fuentes. She holds a master’s degree in music composition from New York University where she studied with Pedro da Silva and pursued doctoral studies at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studied composition with Tania León. Also active as an educator, Angélica is currently a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. She has collaborated with artists like Sō Percussion, Lido Pimienta, Mathew Placek, Sasha Velour, Cecilia Aldarondo, Mariela Pabón & Adrienne Westwood, among others and is a founding member of the tropical electronic band Balún. She was recently an Artist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space working on El Living Room, a 4-part offbeat variety show and playful multimedia exploration of sound and story, of personal history and belonging. She was the recipient of the 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize. Upcoming premieres include works for the Seattle Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra and NY Philharmonic Project 19 initiative and multiple performances at Big Ears Festival 2022. Negrón continues to perform and compose for film.

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Angélica Negrón portrait with glasses; sparkly purple goo covers her neck and shoulders; teal background.

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