Raven Chacon

Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ. He has recorded and performed works for classical and electronic instruments with ensembles nationally and abroad. Chacon received an MFA in music composition from the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught in the music and Native American studies departments at the University of New Mexico and has been a visiting artist in the New Media Art & Performance program at Long Island University. He is composer-in-residence for the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project and is a founding member of the First Nations Composers Initiative.