Development & Executive Assistant
Aron Frank was born and raised in Kentucky and Indiana. He commenced his study of the violin at age seven, and shorty thereafter began composing music and studying music theory with Judd Danby in West Lafayette, Indiana. A graduate of the Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music, he studied composition with Claude Baker and Sven-David Sandström, and violin with Federico Agostini. Aron’s music is characterized by its diverse styles, ranging from classical chamber music, bluegrass inspired fiddle tunes, Latin dances, to avante garde electronica. His compositions have been featured at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Tanglewood, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and have been performed by the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, the Mariah Wind Quintet, and by cellist Benjamin Karp, among others.
This past year and a half Aron embarked on a journey to South America, where he served as a Teaching Artist for La Fundación Batuta, the ‘Baton Foundation’.
Batuta is the national El sistema-Inspired music program in Colombia, and it supports underprivileged youth by providing them access to free music education. During his time there, Aron also volunteered as a digital arts teacher at the Tecnocentro ‘Somos Pacífico’ in Cali, Colombia, the birthplace of his mother. As a result of travelling extensively across the country, Aron learned to embrace the many musical traditions and cultures that are a part of his Colombian roots.
As a violinist, Aron has performed in a variety of professional ensembles, including the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the Lafayette Klezmorim, and most recently in the Latin Salsa Band ‘Som de Olorum’. Outside of music, he is a competitive table tennis athlete, and was awarded a bronze medal at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel. Aron is very pleased to join the team at the Austin Chamber Music Center this fall.