A B O U T
Alicia Castillo (b.1997) is a composer and performer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. She enjoys collaborating closely with performers and crafting narrative driven music that explores auditory perception, sound morphology, and relationships between sound and speech.
Alicia has collaborated as a guitarist and composer with the Arizona Woman's Collaborative for 4 years to premiere new solo and chamber vocal works. She has premiered new works by Gabriel Bolaños and Carlos Zarate at the 2021 Prisms New Music Fesitval as a performer, where she also had a premiere of her work, "Flow" by the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble. In 2021, she received first place in the ASU Mykytyn Composition Competition for her guitar composition, “Enneagram Suite”. Alicia was also invited to perform her original guitar compositions at Ben Verdery's 2022 Masterclass in Maui, Hawaii. She currently serves as the Composer in Residence for the ASU Wind Ensemble, writing a new work which will premiere in April 2023.
Alicia received a Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University in Music Theory and Composition, where she was also a recipient of the Richard and Babette Burns Classical Guitar Scholarship. She is currently continuing her graduate studies at ASU pursuing dual master's degrees in Composition and Guitar Performance Pedagogy. Outside of the concert world, Alicia is currently working on producing and recording her debut singer-songwriter album "ODDS and ENDS". She is also active in the valley as a volunteer, performer, and music educator!