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.
Her music has been performed at the EDME New Music Festival, PRISMS New Music Festival, and Ben Verdery’s Masterclass in Maui, where she was invited to perform original guitar compositions. Alicia has also premiered new guitar works by Gabriel Bolaños, Carlos Zárate, and Sofía Matus Cancino. In 2021 she received first place in the Arizona State University Mykytyn Composition Competition and served as the 2022-2023 Composer in Residence for the ASU Wind Ensemble.
Alicia holds dual master's degrees in Composition and Guitar Performance, and a bachelor's in Composition and Theory from Arizona State University. She is an active music educator throughout the Valley as a faculty associate at ASU and adjunct faculty at Glendale Community College teaching music theory, aural perception, and electronic music.