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J. Aaron Stanley
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  • Redondo Beach, CA
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    Heroes & Villains (excerpt)

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J. Aaron Stanley is a classically-trained composer and songwriter. He received his B.M. degree in Trumpet Performance in 1998 from Missouri State University, then continued his studies at the graduate level, studying composition with Dr. John Prescott & Dr. Michael F. Murray.

As a trumpet player, he has performed with the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Beach Cities Symphony, Orange County Symphony, the L.A. Metropolitan Brass Band, and the Emerald Street Brass Quintet.

As a composer, he has composed and arranged music for many different types of ensembles, including chamber groups, choir, brass band, concert band, jazz band, and full symphony orchestra.

His arrangement of “Carol of the Bells” won “Best Arrangement” in the 2005 Northop Brass Band Composition Contest, and “Heroes & Villains” for Wind Ensemble won first place in the 2010 Penfield Music Commission Project Composition Contest.

Stanley is a member of the American Composers Forum and ASCAP, and is the resident composer for the distinguished Mira Costa High School Band in Manhattan Beach, CA.

He currently lives in the Los Angeles area and studies composition with Dr. Carolyn Bremer. He blogs about his journey and experiences on the road to becoming an established concert music composer at

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary classical, jazz, rock, musical theater, film score
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Los Angeles
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I am a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and lyricist who has written for chamber ensembles, brass band, concert band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, musical theater, and a number of songs in various styles.

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At 10:21am on September 4, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works

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