Austin Simonds bio
Austin Simonds [b.1996 in El Paso, Texas] is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who is primarily interested in dark themes relating to or drawing inspiration from the human psyche. He first began studying composition in Austin, Texas with John Mendez. Having been accepted into the composition program at the University of North Texas, he has studied with Ermir Bejo and Kirsten Broberg. His instrumental studies include classical piano, guitar (notably was accepted into the Berklee School of Music for Guitar Performance), and other instruments he performed with in the orchestra throughout his childhood. He has studied piano with Tim Giradot, Yang Ding, Eldred Marshall, and Lizhen Wu. He is on track to complete both a Bachelors of Music degree in Composition and Music Theory in May 2018.