Dr. Eric Alexander
Instructor of Music
Eric Alexander is an instructor of music at UNC where he teaches music theory and aural skills. Previously he taught music theory and aural skills at Boston University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Eric received his Bachelor of Music Composition from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Boston University. His composition teachers have included Lukas Foss, Richard Cornell, Charles Fussell, Richard Toensing, and Ladislav Kubik.
Dr. Alexander is also 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. His most recent performances include Catching the Train for flute and marimba, performed in June 2011 in NYC; Acres performed by the Platte Valley High School concert band in Kersey, CO; and Sirens at the 2011 College Music Society, Rocky Mountain Regional Conference.
Samples of Eric Alexander’s music can be found at: http://www.ericscottalexander.com/LIsten.html