- Jacqueline Avila
(b Mexico City, Nov 28, 1955). Mexican composer and teacher active in the United States. Feldman began his musical studies (piano) with Joaquín Amparán. In 1970 he attended the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, studying with Mario Lavista, Leonardo Velasquez, Daniel Catán, and Jesús Villaseñor. He moved to the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1982 after receiving a scholarship from the Ahmanson Foundation, later earning his doctorate in composition from UCLA. Feldman has garnered recognition from the ASCAP and has received Meet the Composer awards in 1986, 1988, and 1992. Heavily invested in the diffusion of electronic music, Feldman was president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. He was a faculty member at CalArts until 1989 and later became director of the music department at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. Feldman’s catalog of works is diverse, moving from symphonic and chamber compositions to works for tape and computer. He has also collaborated with other artists and composed incidental music for theater and film....