Dr. Alexis Bacon

Instructor of Music Theory, Interlochen Arts Camp

D.M.A., music composition, University of Michigan; M.M., music composition, University of Michigan; B.A., viola performance and music composition, Rice University

Alexis Bacon is a composer recognized nationally and internationally for her acoustic and electroacoustic music, including awards such as the IAWM Search for New Music Pauline Oliveros Prize (2014), the Ossia International Composition Prize (2010), and the ASCAP/SEAMUS student composition commission (2007). She has also received grants and awards from the Indiana Arts Council, the Percussive Arts Society, the American Music Center, and ASCAP. A Fulbright scholar to France, she studied music composition in Paris with Betsy Jolas before attending graduate school at the University of Michigan (D.M.A. 2007), where her composition teachers have included William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers and Susan Botti. Also skilled as a violist and pianist, Alexis Bacon remains active as a performer. Alexis Bacon has taught at the University of Michigan, West Texas A&M University, Indiana State University, the University of Indianapolis, and spends her summers at Interlochen Arts Camp. More samples of her work can be heard at www.alexisbacon.com.