J. Aaron Stanley
J. Aaron Stanley is an active freelance composer, arranger and trumpeter currently living in Dallas Fort Worth, USA.
He was the composer in residence to the Irving Symphony Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season, where his work Huapango de los Muertos was premiered in February 2020. He has written a number of other concert works for many different types of ensembles, including several short
film scores while living in Los Angeles.
Aaron’s music tends to have cinematic flair combined with rhythmic drive, colorful orchestration, often bold harmonies, attention to craft, and more recently, inclusion of jazz influences, and experimentation with musical palindromes at the motivic and structural level.
As an arranger, Aaron has written over 150 arrangements in many different styles for
ensembles ranging from small combinations to full symphony orchestra.
Aaron has a B.M. in Trumpet Performance from Missouri State University and will finish his M.M. in Music Composition from Southern Methodist University in 2021. He has studied composition with Dr. John Prescott, Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Carolyn Bremer, Dr. Robert
Frank, and Dr. Xi Wang.