About Aiyana Braun

Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Aiyana Braun (CBA ’21) is a composer and sound artist who has been commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Berkeley Symphony, members of the New York City Ballet and Minnesota Opera Orchestra, Jon Deak and Eric Bartlett of the New York Philharmonic, among others. Braun is the recipient of honors and awards from the BMI Foundation, American Composers Forum, the Berkeley Symphony. She comes from a family of dancers (her father studied with Martha Graham, Matt Maddox, Luigi, and Jack Cole) and frequently collaborates with choreographers, dancers, and visual artists. Braun was a Teaching Artist in the New York Philharmonic’s “Bridge” Composers Program and holds a B.M. from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Interdisciplinary Source Through Collaboration for Composers and Choreographers

At CBA, Braun composed a new work in collaboration with musicians, choreographers, and dancers. She also documented the process in a video series/blog, which explores the issues of collaboration across the arts more broadly.


Photo by Jiacheng-Xiong.

Photo by Nan-Melville.