Dr. Eric Alexander
Instructor of Music
Composition / Music Theory
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.
Eric currently teaches music composition, music theory, and aural skills at the University of Northern Colorado, and co-directs the annual Open Space Festival of New Music. Previously he taught music theory and aural skills at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boston University, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
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. HisSextet 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.