Ayden Machajewski is a Junior at Round Rock High School and percussionist in his school's "Dragon" Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and leads a percussion ensemble. He has been writing his own music for seven years, with many of his pieces being performed by students in his Middle School and High School Bands.
Ayden began writing "Nexus" in 2017.
He was selected to participate in the Golden Hornet Composer Laboratory’s Student Composer Concert in 2016 and 2017, giving him a unique opportunity to work with Austin Composer Graham Reynolds, among other young composers. Ayden’s second full symphonic composition, “Sea Dragon Expedition,” was awarded Best Student Affiliate Original Composition for Large Ensemble by the Austin District of the Music Teachers Association in 2016, advancing to and winning first in the state contest. After high school, Ayden plans on attending college to study for film and visual media music composition (often called Screen Scoring).