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Student Jay Afrisando Receives Minnesota Emerging Composer Award

November 28, 2016

Jay Afrisando (MA, composition, student of Alex Lubet) is one of three recipients of the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award. Seventy-nine composers were nominated. The significance of this award is even more remarkable in that Afrisando has only been in Minnesota since August 2016 and was nominated anonymously (rather than by his teacher).

Jay Afrisando is an Indonesian composer, project director, improviser (who performs conventional, built, and found instruments), and a collaborator. Currently he is living in Twin Cities, Minnesota for pursuing a master's degree in music composition at the School of Music, University of Minnesota.