Dr. Eric Scott Alexander
Eric Scott Alexander is Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory at Boise State University. He is an active composer of music for the concert stage as well as dance and film, and his music has been performed in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has received performances and commissions from numerous performing groups and solo musicians, including the New G&S duo, the Playground Ensemble of Denver, the Greeley Multicultural Festival, the Dynamix String Quartet, Classical Revolution Northern Colorado, the Northern Colorado Artists Concert Series, the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, and the Harvest Trio of the University of Nebraska, Omaha. His music has been performed at conferences and new music festivals such as the Thailand International Composition Festival in Bangkok, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, the Open Space Festival of New Music, the Aquila Summer Concert Series of Contemporary Music, the Colorado State Music Teachers Association, and the College Music Society.
Eric earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Music Composition from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His composition teachers include Lukas Foss, Richard Cornell, and Charles Fussell at Boston University, Richard Toensing and Luis Jorge González at the University of Colorado, and Ladislav Kubík at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society in Music.
Before joining the Boise State Music Department, Eric taught music composition, music theory, aural skills, and orchestration at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, where he also co-directed the Open Space Festival of New Music. His teaching and research interests include music theory pedagogy, twentieth and twenty-first century music, and musical form.
Eric lives with his wife Leona and their three children in Boise, Idaho.