Elise Aronson

photo of Elise Aronson
Elise Aronson


Music Award:

2023 Marion Hassenfeld Premium

Music Capstone Project:

“Into the Woods”

For my capstone project, I produced and music directed an independent production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods.

Elise Aronson's event poster for her production of Into the Woods
Into the Woods. Produced by Elise Aronson

Personal Statement:

Elise Aronson is a senior from Pelham, NY graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Certificate in Data Fluency. At Brown, Elise focused on musical theater and vocal performance, conducting and music directing, and theatrical producing. She has performed with the Brown University Chorus for 4 years and conducted the ensemble her senior year. For her capstone project, she music directed and produced a fully orchestrated production of Into the Woods. In addition to Into the Woods, Elise has music directed Hair and Godspell, as well as performed in Hair, Company, and Urinetown. She also worked as a teaching assistant for a music theory course. She would like to thank her parents and sister,  her friends, and all of the professors and community at Brown for their incredible support throughout the past 4 years.