Instructor of Music Theory, Composition and Electronic Music, Interlochen Arts Camp
D.M.A., Music Composition, University of Michigan; M.M., Music Composition, University of Michigan; B.M., Music Composition and Viola Performance, Rice University
Alexis Bacon (b. 1975) is a violist and composer of electroacoustic and acoustic music residing in the Indianapolis area. She received her first electroacoustic training at the University of Michigan, where she earned her doctorate in music composition in 2007. Her work "Cradle," for alto saxophone and tape, was the first place recipient of the 2007 ASCAP/SEAMUS student composition commission, and her work "Scarafaggio" won the 2010 Ossia International Composition Prize. Dr. Bacon received her Bachelor's degree in viola performance and music composition from Rice University in 1998, and subsequently received a Fulbright grant to study music composition in Paris with Betsy Jolas. Alexis Bacon has received grants from ASCAP, the American Music Center, and the Indiana Arts Council. Recent performances of her music have included the inaugural concerts of "Soundings: New Music at the Nasher," in Dallas, Texas, and in the "Moving Sounds Festival" in New York City. Her composition teachers have included William Bolcom, Michael Daugherty, Evan Chambers and Susan Botti. Alexis Bacon has taught Music Theory, Composition, Electronic Music, and related courses at West Texas A&M University and Indiana State University.