Dr. Alexis Bacon

Instructor of Music Theory and Composition, 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, having won awards such as the IAWM Search for New Music Pauline Oliveros Prize, the Ossia International Composition Prize, and the ASCAP/SEAMUS student composition commission.  She has also received grants and awards from the Indiana Arts Council, the Percussive Arts Society, the American Music Center, and ASCAP, and commissions from the duo Due East, the Bro-Fowler Duo, and violinist Robert Simonds.  A Fulbright scholar to France, she studied music composition in Paris with Betsy Jolas before attending graduate school at the University of Michigan. Also skilled as a violist and pianist, she remains active as a performer.  She has taught at the University of Michigan, West Texas A&M University, Indiana State University, and the University of Indianapolis, and in 2015 began a position as Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Media at Michigan State University. More samples of her work can be heard at www.alexisbacon.com.