Eric Alexander earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Composition from the Boston University College of Fine Arts in 2001, and Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1995. He has studied composition with Lukas Foss, Richard Cornell, Charles Fussell, Richard Toensing, and Ladislav Kubik.
Dr. Alexander is an active composer of instrumental and vocal works. He was the first-place winner of the 10th annual Austin Peay State University Young Composer’s Competition for his Three Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson for soprano and piano. His Sextet was chosen for performance at the Eighth Biennial Festival of New Music at Florida State University, and he was selected to attend the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague during which time his String Quartet No. 2 premiered at the Dvorák Museum. Recently Eric has had performances in Greeley Colorado, Portales New Mexico, New York City, and Linz, Austria.