Jeffrey Treviño (b. 1983, Los Angeles, USA) is a doctoral candidate in music composition at the University of California, San Diego (MA, 2007). He graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in Music, Science, and Technology (Phi Beta Kappa with Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University, where he studied composition with Mark Applebaum and Brian Ferneyhough, acoustics with Thomas Rossing, instrument design with Max Mathews, and piano performance / musicology with George Barth. Treviño's undergraduate work at Stanford was awarded the Deans' Award for Academic Excellence, an honor conferred on ten undergraduates per four graduating classes, and he was a national finalist (California Region) in the 2006 Rhodes Scholarship Competition. In 2009, he was a Meisterschule at Berlin's Universität der Künste under composer Walter Zimmermann and taught "Introduction to Experimental Music" at Stanford University's Berlin campus.
Treviño has received commissions from the University of California at Berkeley Graduate Program in Media Studies, the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California at Santa Barbara, bass clarinetist Anthony Burr (Speculum Musicae), percussionists Ross Karre, Johannes Fischer, and Bonnie Whiting-Smith, pianist Rei Nakamura, contrabassist James Ilgenfritz, violinist Batya MacAdam-Somer, Wild Rumpus, and the Arditti String Quartet, with notable premieres at the International Computer Music Conference (Miami, 2004, and New Orleans, 2006), the Oberlin Conservatory Percussion Institute (2006), New York City's Symphony Space, Germany's Akademie Schloss Solitude Summer Residencies, South Korea's Seoul International Computer Music Festival (2007), Mexico's Visiones Sonoras (2007), SIGGRAPH (2007), the International Conference of the Society for Improvised Music (Chicago, 2007), the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik, June in Buffalo (2008), Portugal's Vila Real Conservatory, New York City's Miguel Abreu Gallery, the Carlsbad Music Festival (2008), Freiburg im Breisgau's E-Werk (2009), Berlin's Hanns Eisler Akademie (2009), and the Schloss Hundisburg Summer Music Academy (2011).
An accomplished pianist and tubist, Treviño has performed in world class venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
As a scholar, Treviño researches the ways composers think when they write computer programs, by collecting their programs and looking for metaphors in their code. His doctoral work at the University of California at San Diego is supported by the university's San Diego Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the university's Center for Latin-American Studies.