With works in a variety of genres, Aaron Perrine’s music has been performed by some of the leading ensembles and soloists across the United States and beyond. He is a two-time winner of the American Bandmasters Association Sousa/Ostwald Award for his compositions—Only Light in 2015 and Pale Blue on Deep in 2013. Only Light will also be included on the latest University of Kansas Wind Ensemble Klavier recording, which will be released in late 2016. Additionally, April, another one of his compositions, was a finalist in the first Frank Ticheli Composition Contest and was included in the series, Teaching Music through Performance in Band. His music for band has also been featured at The Midwest Clinic, The Western International Band Clinic, and at numerous all-state, state conference and honor band concerts.
Perrine’s chamber music has received many notable performances. Most recently, Primal—for saxophone quartet—was performed at the 2014 NASA Biennial Conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and the 2012 World Saxophone Congress XVI in St. Andrews, Scotland. Further, Bridge Suite—for alto saxophone and cello—was performed at the 2012 NASA Biennial Conference in Tempe, Arizona.
Perrine has received degrees from the University of Iowa, the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota, Morris. He is currently on the faculty at Cornell College. Most of his music is self-published under the name, Longitude 91 Publications, while some titles are published with C. Alan Publications. For more information, please visit aaronperrine.com.