Martín Alexander Arellano (b. 1997, California) is an active conductor and composer from the United States currently based in Miami, FL. Alex is the founder and current Artistic Director of the Central California Youth Wind Ensemble based in Turlock, CA that premiered its first season in 2015. He began studying conducting with Stuart Sims at the California State University: Stanislaus and since has worked with Robert Carnochan and Stephen Moore at the University of Miami. Alex has attended various conducting workshops in which he has worked with Paul Vermel (Emeritus, Northwest Symphony Orchestra), Neil Thomson (Philharmonic Orchestra of Goiás), Peter Jaffe (Stockton Symphony), and Donald Portnoy (Aiken Symphony).
As a composer, Alex has written compositions for a variety of ensembles including Wind Ensembles, Orchestras, and various chamber ensembles. Alex has worked with various composers including Steven Bryant, Christopher Theofanidis, Victoria Bond, and Avner Dorman. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors Diploma in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music with Lansing McKloskey, Dorothy Hindman, and currently Charles Norman Mason. Beginning in the Fall of 2018, Alex will begin as assistant to Shawn Crouch, director of the University of Miami’s premier new music ensemble “Ensemble Ibis”.
Alex is a brother of the Beta Tau chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia at the University of Miami, and is the organizer and principle conductor of the Frost Greek Wind Ensemble, which includes members of Miami's Phi Mu Alpha, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Tau Beta Sigma chapters.
Alex is a BMI associated composer.
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