Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón writes music for accordions, toys and electronics as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras. Her music has been described as “wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative” (WQXR/Q2) and “mesmerizing and affecting” (Feast of Music) while The New York Times noted her “capacity to surprise” and her “quirky approach to scoring.” Her music has been performed at the Bang on a Can Marathon and the Ecstatic Music Festival and she has collaborated with artists like Sō Percussion, janus trio and Face the Music, among others. Angélica is currently pursuing a doctorate at The Graduate Center (CUNY), where she studies composition with Tania León. She's a teaching artist for New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program, Lincoln Center Education and Little Orchestra Society's School Partnership Program working with children grades K through sixth on creative composition projects. Angélica is the 2014-2015 Van Lier Fellow at American Composers Orchestra.