Longoria, Edna

Edna Alejandra Longoria is a Mexican-American composer born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México. Longoria obtained a MM in Music Composition at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, and a BM in Music Composition from UTSA. Edna’s music has been premiered by various ensembles and musicians such as Verdant Vibes ensemble, Trio Casals, North/South Consonance ensemble, Chatter ensemble, Sonic Apricity, Elixir Piano Trio, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, pianist Clare Longendyke, flutist Iwona Glinka, soprano Noel Archambeault among others. Miss. Longoria’s music has been performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, SCI National Conference, Music by Women Festival, SCI Region VI Conferences, LunArt Festival and the Alba Composition Festival. Edna’s piece “Danzas cautivas” won the 2019 call for scores at the LunArt Festival. In addition, Miss. Longoria has won the 2020 San Antonio NALAC Grant Award, as well as the 2019 San Antonio Performing Arts Grant Award. Longoria also enjoys writing music for film and has recently won the 2021 Best Music Score at the Chandler International Film Festival, 2020 Best Original Score at the Vegas Movie Awards, and Best Soundtrack at the 2020 New York International Film Awards. Edna’s music has been premiered in the US, Mexico, and Europe.

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