Stone Oak and North West

Composition, Piano

Composition Levels: Ages 8 to High School, Beginner to Early Advanced
Piano Levels: Ages 6 to 10, Beginners

Bachelor of Music in Composition, University of Texas at San Antonio
Master of Music in Composition, California State University- Long Beach

Teaching Philosophy

Edna wishes to provide to her students the tools and knowledge to become a great musician. Edna strives to inculcate the passion for learning in her students. For composition lessons, her priority is to focus on the strengths and interests of each individual student while sharing new techniques and ideas they could use in their music. Edna’s goal is to help composition students who are interested in pursuing a professional career as a composer be prepared and equipped for that level. In addition, Ms. Longoria will provide recital opportunities so the students can experience their new compositions performed live. Ms. Longoria will also offer beginner piano lessons in order to provide a good piano foundation to her students that will help them be ready for the next level.

Biography

Edna Alejandra Longoria  is an award winning Mexican-American composer born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México. Longoria obtained a MM in Music Composition at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, and a BM in Music Composition from UTSA. She has had the privilege of studying piano with Dr. Kassandra Keeling, and composition with Dr. Alan Shockley, Dr. Carolyn Bremer, Dr. Adriana Verdie, Perry LaMarca, James Syler, Dr. James Balentine, and Dr. David Heuser. Edna’s music has been premiered by various ensembles and musicians such as Verdant Vibes ensemble, Trio Casals, North/South Consonance ensemble, Chatter ensemble, Sonic Apricity, Elixir Piano Trio, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, pianist Clare Longendyke, flutist Iwona Glinka, soprano Noel Archambeault among others. Miss. Longoria’s  music has been performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, SCI National Conference, Music by Women Festival,  SCI Region VI Conferences, LunArt Festival and the Alba Composition Festival. Edna’s piece “Danzas cautivas” won the 2019 call for scores at the LunArt Festival. In addition, Miss. Longoria has recently won the 2020 San Antonio NALAC Grant Award,  as well as the 2019 San Antonio Performing Arts Grant Award. Edna’s music score has recently won “Best Music Score” at the Chandler International Film Festival, “Best Original Score” at Vegas Movie Awards, and “Best Soundtrack” at the New York International Film Awards. Edna’s music has been premiered in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

MACSA Center Stage – Edna Alejandra Longoria
A video introduction to Edna Alejandra Longoria