A native of Baltimore, MD, Aaron Jay Myers is a Boston based composer, guitarist, and teacher. His works have been performed across the United States by various ensembles including TEMPO, IronWorks, Zodiac Trio, DMC Duo, Juventas, Ludovico Ensemble, Diagenesis Duo, Boston Modern Brass, Transient Canvas, Chamber Cartel, BPeG, Iktus, Soundry, ALEA III, and many other performers. He has been commissioned by DMC Duo, Transient Canvas, Diagenesis Duo, Boston Modern Brass, Open Theatre Project, Chamber Cartel, Hub New Music, Fourth Wall Ensemble, Soundry, and others. He is also the Executive Director for Equilibrium Concert Series.
As a guitarist, he has performed many different kinds of music in solo and group situations over the past twenty years including hardcore punk, Early Music, New Music, classical, flamenco, jazz, and free improvisation, and is the founder of the band, Zyzzyx. He has been giving private guitar and theory lessons since 2002.
Myers holds BM and MM in Composition degrees from Towson University and The Boston Conservatory. His primary guitar teachers have been Maurice Arenas and Troy King. His primary composition teachers have been Dave Ballou, William Kleinsasser, Jan Swafford, and Marti Epstein. He has had additional composition studies with Nicholas Vines and Roger Reynolds.