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Composer, Pianist, Philosopher

Email: mberv@indiana.edu



Recent Awards-

New York Art Ensemble Emerging Composer 2011

Finalist in the 2010 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Morton Gould Young
Composer Competition

First Place in the 2010 Webster Community Music School Young Composers Competition

New York Art Ensemble Emerging Composer 2010

Pikes Peak Honorable Mention 2009

Indiana University Dean's Award Scholarship in Composition for 2009

Temple Beth el Music Scholarship for 2009

Wagner College Young Artists Competition: Special Recognition award for best in composition

competition, 2008

New York Summer Music Festival, Certificate of Achievement and Scholarship Award, 2008

Westhill High School Talent Show: First Place in show, piano, 2008

Mannes College of Music, Preparatory Division: Honors program in composition, 2007 to 2009

Morton Gould ASCAP Young Composers Awards: Finalist award in 2007

Currently studying at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Composition with Aaron Travers and Piano with Luba-Edlina Dubinsky

Mahlon started piano at age 7, became a student of Oxana Yablonskaya, Juilliard piano faculty and recitalist, at age 14. Also began composition studies with Eleanor Cory at Mannes. Currently Studies Composition with Aaron Travers at the Jacobs School of music. He has been improvising since he began piano. His grandfather and his two great uncles played French horn with Arturo Toscanini in the NBC Symphony, his mother has two degrees in violin performance from Juilliard, and his father, a physician, played horn in the New Haven Symphony during college. Mahlon has a great interest in philosophy, history, literature, cinema, and political satire.

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