marco-adriÁn ramos

National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Fellow


Marco-Adrián Ramos (1995) is a Mexican-American composer and arranger who has written for a variety of media including works for voice, instrumental and electroacoustic ensembles, and dance. Festivals he has attended include the European-American Musical Alliance, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, and the Aspen Music Festival; composers with whom he has had the pleasure of working include Christopher Lacy, Robert Beaser, Christopher Rouse, Derek Bermel, Mari Kimura, Christopher Theofanidis, Stephen Hartke, and Arturo Márquez. He is the recipient of a 2016 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and in 2018 was awarded an artist grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures in conjunction with composer-mentor Gabriela Lena Frank. He was also awarded the Arthur Friedman Prize in 2018 “for an outstanding orchestral work”; the piece Toys in a Field was premiered under the baton of Jeffrey Milarsky with the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall. He is also a recipient of a 2019 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the 2019 William Schuman Award from BMI. Marco-Adrián received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Juilliard School.