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Olawole Aro

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Wole Aro is a Nigerian music composer. His parent were plantation farmers thereby exposed little Wole to natural sounds from the oil palm plantation environment. Consequently, he started music composition from early age of 3. Owning to the unconventionality in his music, Wole was noted by members of his family at this tender age to have chanted and sang some phrases in his dialect. Yet, this speck of music ingenuity lied untapped for several years until he decided to study music in the university. Wole was exposed to Anglican hymns, chants and canticles from the church. He had his formal music training at the department of Music of Delta State University, Abraka Delta state from 2008 - 2012. Wole was groomed as a music composer under the mentorship of Dr (Mrs) Atinuke Idamoyibo, Dr A.A. Ogisi, Late Dr and Mrs J.O. Ofosu and Mr S.O. Ufuani(now Phd). Wole, as fondly called by course mates and associates was known to have exceptional skills in western harmony, counterpoint, music transcription and music composition. He was known to give tutorials and music mentorship to fellow course mates and subordinates throughout his university years. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded the most academically outstanding student by the Music Student Association of Nigeria (MUSAN) in 2011. Wole’s compositions are chiefly influenced by the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Popular among his compositions are “Ise Loogun Ise” for high voices and piano accompaniment, “Reminisce” for violin and piano accompaniment, “Gold” Suite with flute solo, “Praise Ye the Lord” for SATB and contralto solo, “Ojumo Ire” for contralto and piano accompaniment, Violin concerto in the D major, Iyunade: A Nigerian 3 acts opera and “E Korin” a cappella for SATB. He also worked in the notation of many composition publications for Dr (Mrs) Atinuke Idamoyibo. Though he is interested in more study on Composition for Film and other media, he is currently a school teacher and violinist. He enjoys travelling, hiking, reading, teaching, meeting new people and listening to instrumental music. Wole is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered).

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Reminisce on violin, Op.3
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    Classical / Instrumental