Alex was one of five composition fellows to be selected for the Big Sky Choral Initiative where he had the opportunity to compose a new work for members of The Crossing. He also worked with conductor, Donald Nally and guest composer, Gavin Bryars.
Alex attended the Fresh Inc Festival, led by Fifth House Ensemble and directed by Dan Visconti and Stacy Garrop. He had a new work for oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano entitled ‘Comedy Club’ premiered at the festival.
‘A Fractured Whisper’ for string quartet was performed in Auer Hall at Indiana University by Isaac Allen (violin), Chris Leonard (violin), Yonsung Lee (viola), and Eliza Bracken (cello).
Indiana University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble I performed alongside Kate McGarry as part of their spring concert. The concert featured various pieces in the jazz and folk idiom, including Alex’s new arrangement of ‘The Fool on the Hill’.
Alex performed with NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Dominick DiOrio at Indiana University. The concert was in memory and honor of David Baker, esteemed jazz musician and founder of the jazz studies program at Indiana University. In addition to singing in the chorus, Alex also played piano in the jazz combo for David Baker’s ‘Images, Shadows, and Dreams: Five Vignettes’.
Alex was invited to participate at the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Institute. The program consisted of masterclasses and presentations from leading composers in the film and television industry. It culminated in a recording session with members of the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra playing cues written by the participants at the program.