Edna Alejandra Longoria
Edna Alejandra Longoria is a Mexican-American composer born in McAllen, Texas and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México. She holds composition degrees from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach (MM), and the University of Texas at San Antonio (BA). This year, Edna’s music is featured on the 2019 concert series by the North/South Consonance Ensemble in New York, and the Verdant Vibes Ensemble in Rhode Island. Additionally, her music will be performed at the SCI National Conference in New Mexico, Music by Women Festival in Mississippi, the SCI Region VI Conference in Texas, and she was selected to attend the Alba Composition Program in Italy.
Edna’s music has been premiered in the US, Mexico, and Europe by various ensembles and musicians, including the Elixir Piano Trio, Vicki Ray and Eric Clark from the E.A.R Unit, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, flutist Iwona Glinka, and soprano Noel Archambeault. Her music was also featured in a workshop with the highly acclaimed Kronos Quartet. Her piano trio is part of PARMA Recordings’ 2019 Piano Trio Album, and is programmed on the fifth installment of Navona Records’ Moto series. Edna enjoys incorporating her Latin roots into her music and mixing it with contemporary techniques.