Composer | Austin Ali
About the Artist | Austin Ali is a trumpeter, jazzer, and composer in his first year at the University of Texas at Austin in the B.M. Music Composition and B.A. Plan II Honors programs. During his composition career, Austin has recorded works with ensembles including the University of North Texas Five O’Clock Lab Band, the Mockingbird Brass Quintet, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. He has earned various state, national, and international awards including 1st and 3rd place in the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Texas Young Composers Competition, Finalist in the National Young Composers Challenge (2 years), 1st place in the Christopher Bill Trombone Composition Competition, and was accepted into the Juilliard School undergraduate program for composition in 2016.