Aaron Kenny

Aaron Kenny

Originally from Australia, Aaron is a multi-award winning film, concert and theatre composer currently based in NYC.

Featured by ASCAP as a “Composer to Watch,” Aaron is a Queer Australian composer based in New York City. Composing for Film, television, concert hall, and theater he was awarded Australian Young Composer of the Year, as well winning a Telly Award for Best Music/Jingle for “Etihad.” Nominated for Best Song at the Hollywood in Media Awards, he is also the Music Assistant to Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast,” “Aladdin”).

Aaron’s film work has been featured at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Tribeca, Montreal, Zurich, St Kilda, Austin, and many more. His feature film scores include the Australian psychological thriller “Crushed,” Indigenous documentary “Remaking the Pathway,” as well as a live concert performance of the Buster Keaton classic “Seven Chances.” He has also written music for several advertising campaigns, including GUCCI, Samsung, and Honda.

For his work in Musical Theatre, Aaron is a current member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, as well as being selected for the ASCAP Musical Theater Workshop (NYC 2017). He most recently was nominated for the Fred Ebb Award in 2021 alongside lyricist Robert Berliner. Aaron’s theatrical writing debuted Off-Broadway in 2016 with the musical “On Your Mark!,” a contemporary adaptation of Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare,” now available for licensing from Music Theater International. He was also selected for the inaugural ASCAP Foundation’s Broadway Conductors Program, made possible by the bequest of Marvin Hamlisch. His new musicals in development include: “A Hanukkah Carol” and “1989.”

A graduate from the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music with Honors in Composition, he also graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School with a Diploma in Screen Music. Aaron also received his Masters in Music Composition from the Steinhardt School at New York University, where he was also a recipient of both the Steinhardt and Alan Menken Scholarships.