Aidan Vass - Young Composer
A sophomore at Westlake High School, Aidan Vass is an accomplished jazz and classical musician. On Trumpet, Aidan has held chairs for multiple years in the Ventura County Honor Band, All Southern Jazz Band and CBDA All-State Jazz band. He won the young soloist award at the Newbury Park Jazz Festival and was awarded a scholarship to attend the Idyllwild Summer Jazz Program for both 2016 and 2017. In addition to trumpet, Aidan studies classical guitar with Ralph Ignazzio and piano with Nina Kelly. Since joining Ms. Kelly’s studio, Aidan has received numerous awards for his piano playing and theory skills. In early 2017 Aidan began composing music. He has composed works for chamber music ensembles, symphony, wind band, electronics, and string orchestra. He currently studies classical composition with Brett Banducci and is a young composer fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Nancy and Barry M. Sander’s Fellowship Program.