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A.J. McCAFFREY studied composition at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and then with James MacMillan at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.
In 2003, McCaffrey was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and received the Paul Jacobs Memorial Commission for TMC’s Festival of New Music in 2004. He also took part in the Aspen Music Festival School in 2004 as a composition fellow.
McCaffrey’s music has been performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, as well as by several Boston- and Los Angeles-area ensembles. He was featured on Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “The Next Next” new music series, and was named Composer-in-Residence for the Radius Ensemble, a Boston-based chamber group, in 2006. He is currently completing the doctoral program in music composition at USC, where he teaches music theory. McCaffrey is proud to have been with the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program since its inception in 2007 as an assistant to directors Steven Stucky and James Matheson.