Aaron Mobley is a composer, pianist, musicologist and Professor of Music with Berkeley City College in the Arts and Cultural Studies Department where he teaches courses on the history of American and Western music. Before working in Berkeley, Mobley was a senior lecturer in music with the University of Arizona in the Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a doctorate in composition and theory from the University of Arizona. His master's studies were in music & computer science at Carnegie Mellon University with undergraduate degrees in piano, composition and theory from Southern Methodist University. As a composer and pianist he has performed with and had original works premiered and commissioned by members of the Dallas Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Voices of Change, and various ensembles and performers throughout America, Asia and Europe. Mobley has been the recipient of several distinguishing awards including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, a research award in the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University and a Meadows Award, among others.
Dr. Mobley’s electro-acoustic compositions appear on the Architects & Heroes Record Label and have been featured in concert, film, dance and art installations. Aaron Mobley is a founding member of the "Human Achievement and Innovation in the Arts" project with the ACII at the University of Arizona and is a co-author of the primary publication used in the Human Achievement course.