Jared AragonComposer and organist Jared Isaac Aragon is a native of New Mexico and has been surrounded by music his entire life. Growing up in his parents’ music store in Belen, NM he received his first musical instrument, a glockenspiel, and fell in love with music. Soon, he started piano lessons under Mrs. Bobbi Carbajal and Dr. Dawn Chambers and discovered a passion for composing. Studying under composers Mark Dal Porto and Robert Mueller, Aragon has composed works for many notable musicians including: Susan Nigro, virtuoso contrabassoonist; the University Choirs of Eastern New Mexico University, under Dr. Jason Paulk; and Dance Theatre Southwest, New Mexico’s premiere ballet company. As a performer, Aragon has performed at Carnegie Hall, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Vatican.