Ana Paola has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including a FULBRIGHT Scholarship; winner of the 2010 National Commission for Youth Orchestras (Mexico, Conaculta); honorable mention at the New England Philharmonic Composition competition 2009; first prize at the interdisciplinary competition “Spectacle des architectes et compositeurs” 2008 (Fontainebleau, France); the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme ; resident composer at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; winner of the Paul Cooper Prize in Composition 2008 (Rice University); 2nd prize in the Josef Dorfman Memorial International Composition Prize 2007, and works at several of the annual Foro Internacional de Musica Nueva Manuel Enriquez, the new music festival in Mexico City.
Her piece NEMESIS, for orchestra, was selected to represent Mexico at the UNESCO 57th International Rostrum of Composers in Lisbon, Portugal (2010). NEMESIS was also performed by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City (2012). Her piece “Fractum” for flute, Bass Clarinet & Piano is published by ALEA PUBLISHING & RECORDING.
She has written music for short films, websites, multi-disciplinary workshops, and has been premiered, recorded and/or performed by such ensembles as The Het Trio, the Enso, Camerton and Carlos Chavez String Quartets, Trío Morelia, Duo Sonoris, Speculuum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, The Woodlands Symphony and the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Ana Paola is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in music composition, under the supervision of John Rea, at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, where she has also has been experimenting with electronic mediums at the McGill Digital Composition Studios. Concurrently, she is studying an associate degree in Visual Arts and Multimedia exploring abstract and/or narrative elements in order to generate Soundsculptures.
She holds the Master of Music degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Rice University and received her LTCL Licentiate in music composition, with distinction, from TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON. Her main composition teachers have been: Gerardo Taméz, Alejandro Velasco, Vincent Carver, Arthur Gottschalk and John Rea.