Bio

Bio

Spencer Arias is a composer and performer based in Seattle Washington who creates highly evocotive music oftentimes represented by lived experiences and social commentary. Having worked with Dancers, Musicians, Visual Artists, and Poets, he thoroughly enjoys collaboration, improvisation and community engagement. He also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, photography, nature, and too much Netflix. 

He has been performed by musicians such as the JACK Quartet, the Rogue Trio, and the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, as well as a frequent composer at bi-annual North American Saxophone Alliance Conference. He also is the winner of the Abundant Silence Publishing Composition Competition for his String Quartet: A Long Way From Home.

He earned a B.M. in Composition at Arizona State where he received a Special Talent Award, and studied primarily with Roshanne Etezady, and Rodney Rodgers, as well as Timothy McAllister on saxophone. In May 2015 he received his M.M. in Composition at NYU where he studied primarily with Justin Dello Joio and Julia Wolfe. He recently served as the only Instructor of Composition at the Seattle Conservatory of Music, and will begin Doctoral Studies at Michigan State University beginning in the fall of 2018.

For more info visit spencerariasmusic.com