Edna Alejandra Longoria is a Mexican-American composer born in McAllen, Texas, and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Longoria obtained a M.M. in Music Composition at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and a B.M. in Music Composition from the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA).
Edna’s music has been premiered by various ensembles such as Trio Casals, Verdant Vibes, North/ South Consonance Ensemble, Chatter, Sonic Apricity, Elixir Piano Trio, Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, among others. Miss Longoria’s music has been performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, SCI National Conference, Music by Women Festival, SCI Region VI Conference, LunART Festival, the Alba Composition Festival, and others.
Edna’s piece “Danzas cautivas” won the 2019 Call for Scores at the LunArt Festival. In addition, Miss Longoria was awarded with the 2020 NALAC San Antonio Grant and the 2019 San Antonio Performing Arts Grant. Edna’s piano trio was recently part of an album released by PARMA Recordings. Longoria’s music has been performed in the U.S.A., Mexico, and Europe.