Composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón
was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1981 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Interested in creating intricate yet simple narratives that evoke intangible moments in time, she writes music for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras.
Angélica received an early education in piano and violin at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico where she later studied composition under the guidance of composer Alfonso Fuentes. Her music has been performed by janus trio, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Astoria Symphony Orchestra, TRANSIT Ensemble, Iktus Percussion Quartet, NYU Symphony Orchestra and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She holds a master’s degree in music composition from New York University where she studied with Pedro da Silva and is currently pursuing a doctorate in music composition at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies with Tania León. Also active as an educator, Angélica is currently working as a teaching artist for the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s School Residency Initiative program. She has contributed as a writer to the International Alliance of Women in Music Journal and the British magazine The Wire, and is currently working on a commission from MATA Festival 2011 for a new piece
for chorus and live electronics.