Composer, Pianist, Philosopher
New York Art Ensemble Emerging Composer 2011
Finalist in the 2010 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Morton Gould Young
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
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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