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Alex Shapiro
Alex Shapiro is a well known face and voice in the new music community, and is frequently called upon to speak at conferences and universities, moderate panel discussions, seminars, workshops, concerts and salons, and to interview some of the most interesting people working in music today. Below are a few events that have taken place around the country over the past several years.  
As expressive in person as she is in her music, Alex speaks at many events and motivates people in and outside of the music world. To see a video and obtain booking information, click here s
CD Party and lecture
 
Some 2012 events
 
Chicago, IL
 

December 16-22, 2012: Alex was at The Midwest Clinic, popping in and out of the BandQuest Booth, signing copies of PAPER CUT, and passing along her sampler CD, Band Chick, featuring Alex's works for, you guessed it, concert wind band.

Midwest Clinic

Band Chick CD

New York, NY
 

Late 2012:
September 18-20
October 11-16
December 11-16

2013:
February 11-14
February 26-March 1
May 12-18
June 9-12

Alex is in Manhattan regularly for a variety of board, committee, and client meetings.

ASCAP

New Music USA

MacDowell Colony

NMUSA group
Alex, Ed Harsh (NMUSA), Fran Richard (ASCAP), Barbara Petersen (BMI), Joe Walker (NMUSA, Roulette)

New Haven, CT
 

 

October 15, 2012: Alex joined attorney and publisher Jim Kendrick, and composer Stephen Paulus as the trio conducted another in their ASCAP Composer Career Workshop series, this time at Yale University. For details about the workshop, click here. more info

ASCAP workshop

Yale

Laramie, WY
 

 

September 24-27, 2012: Alex was the Composer-in-Residence for University of Wyoming's New Frontiers Festival of New Music.

Univ of Wyoming

Lenox, MA
 

July 27, 2012: Conductor H. Robert Reynolds led the musicians of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in a performance of Depth, for winds, percussion and digital audio, at Ozawa Hall, 8 p.m. Click on the poster for details. read

BUTI

Kingston, WA
 
Campagna and Shapiro

June 4-6, 2012: When Alex drove up to the entrance of Kingston High School for her residency for their performance of Paper Cut, she was given a warm welcome by band director Adam Campagna and the students' efforts, both pictured above, thus making her a rock star-- at least for a few really fun days.


Cuba
 

May, 2012: Members of The MacDowell Colony's Board of Directors and National Council (pictured at right) traveled to Cuba on a humanitarian and cultural arts mission, and Alex was invited to join the trip as MacDowell's arts ambassador.

A 2003 MacDowell Fellow and current Board member, Alex met with cultural organizations, patrons, and Cuban artists of all disciplines, discussing the value of the artist residencies the Colony provides, and encouraging international participation.

Alex's poignant photo essay on the experience, Cuba, Not Yet Libre, can be found on her blog, here
blog post

The MacDowell Colony

Reno, NV
 

March 14-17, 2012: Alex attended the College Band Directors National Association, Western/Northwestern Division Conference in Reno, where conductor Chris Chapman and the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble performed her work for symphonic wind band and prerecorded soundscape, Beneath, from the Immersion suite.

CBDNA-Western/Northwestern


Princeton, NJ
 

February 15-March 2, 2012: Alex was the in-studio guest on Marvin Rosen's celebrated new music radio show, Classical Discoveries. Archived audio of their exceptionally wide-spanning, entertaining, conversation will be posted here soon. Here's what Marvin has to say about it on his delightful blog, Marvin the Cat.

Marvin Rosen with Alex at WPRB

To hear some of Alex's other interviews, click here more

 

Friday Harbor, WA
 

Shapiro at SJ County Council

Having testified to the Federal Communications Commission in 2009 in a public hearing in Washington, D.C., Alex's efforts on behalf of broadband access for all continue; in February 2012 she appeared before the joint meeting of the San Juan County Council and the Planning Commission, speaking to the vital need for high speed access for all of the San Juan Islands.

New York, NY
 

February 13-16
March 3-7
June 10-13
September 18-22
December 11-13,
2012

Alex is in Manhattan regularly for a variety of board and client meetings, speaking engagements, and for premieres like the one for Spark, performed at Roulette on November 17, 2011 by Teresa McCollough.

AMC


New Music USA

MacDowell Colony

ASCAP

Palm Springs, CA
 

February 7, 2012: Alex is honored to be a very small part of a beautiful film titled Shining Night, about the life and music of composer Morten Lauridsen. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival, the film was directed by Michael Stillwater, and has been screening at festivals in the U.S. and Europe prior to the wide release of the DVD. You can enjoy a trailer of the film here

Shining Night is an official selection of the American Documentary Film Festival, and a special prelude screening event was held at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs, California, on February 7, 2012. Alex, Morten Lauridsen and filmmaker Michael Stillwater were in attendance. Click here for more info

Shining Night poster

Los Angeles, CA
 
Stucky and Shapiro
Shapiro, Ripley and Roth

February 5, 2012: Alex was back in the saddle at the popular Composer Salon series that she co-founded in 2000 with composer Kubilay Uner. She moderated the 43rd Salon, which included a milestone 150th composer guest since the series began. Indie opera company The Industry, virtuoso pipa player Jie Ma, and television/game/film composer Bear McCreary, presented their recent work to a room of music-making peers in an intimate loft recording studio in Venice, CA.

Pictured at right is a 2007 Salon that included Pulitzer winning composer Steven Stucky, plus Tony award winning actor Alice Ripley performing the music of Michael Roth. Additional photos from past Composer Salons can be found on host Giovanna Imbesi's Tuttomedia Studio website.


Minneapolis, MN
 

January 5, 2012: Alex returned for the third year in a row to speak at the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, where she joined composers Aaron Jay Kernis, Steven Stucky, Stephen Paulus and Frankk J. Oteri for a panel discussion about composer's careers titled, Connecting with Your Communities.

Composers Institute

     
Limestone Point
 
Some 2011 events
 
Chicago, IL
 
VanderCook band Paper Cut cover
December 14-18, 2011: Alex was at the enormous Midwest Clinic, where her groundbreaking electroacoustic wind band piece, Paper Cut, was performed by The VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band, conducted by Charles Menghini. Click on the VanderCook graphic to see the full program.

Midwest Clinic

program

Listen to an excerpt of the VanderCook College of Music Band's recording of Paper Cut: 

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Vashon Island, WA
 

November 18, 2011: Alex was on Vashon Island, to attend a performance of her new Intermezzo for Cello and Piano, performed by Rowena Hammill and Cristina Valdes as part of the Vashon Chamber Music Series.

Listen to an excerpt of the duo's live performance of Intermezzo: 

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Vashon Chamber Music

New York, NY
 

September 19-22
October 24-28
November 15-18
December 4-8,
2011

 

Alex was in Manhattan for a variety of board and client meetings, speaking engagements, and for premieres like the one for Spark, performed at Roulette on November 17, 2011 by Teresa McCollough.

Listen to an excerpt of McCollough's live premiere performance of Spark: 

hear

AMC


New Music USA

MacDowell Colony

ASCAP


Roulette
Spark premiere

Fort Collins, CO
 

November 6-8, 2011: Alex was a featured guest composer-in-residence at the Aries Festival 2011: New Music at Colorado State, at Colorado State University, where her chamber work Desert Thoughts and one of her newest electroacoustic symphonic wind band pieces, Surface, were performed. Alex is pictured to the right with CSU conductor Christopher Nicholas.

Listen to an excerpt of the Minnesota University Symphonic Band's live performance of Surface: 

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Alex also presented another ASCAP Composer Career Workshop with composer colleague Stephen Paulus during her visit, and they also gave composition master classes and joined in panel discussions about musical entrepreneurship.

Colorado State University

Christopher Nicholas


Los Angeles, CA
 

October 17, 2011: Alex joined attorney and publisher Jim Kendrick and composer Stephen Paulus as the trio conducted an ASCAP Composer Career Workshop at the USC Thornton School of Music. For details about the workshop, click here. more

ASCAP Composer Career Workshop

Seattle, WA
 

October 6, 2011: Alex joined composers Hummie Mann and Jeff Tolbert in Seattle, as a judge at the awards dinner for the Local Sightings Film Festival, sponsored by the Northwest Film Forum. For information about the festival, click here. more

Local Sightings Film Festival

Friday Harbor, WA
 

June, 2011 and 2012: The renowned Friday Harbor Laboratories hosted a great evening of dinner and music called Jazz at the Labs, and raised funds to benefit its K-12 Science Outreach Program, connecting young people with the same squishy marine life that gets Alex so excited on her blog! Alex serves on the Labs' advancement board, and time with her in her studio was one of the items successfully auctioned off that evening. two years in a row.

Friday Harbor Labs

Friday Harbor Labs

studio location

Even though the event is over, you can still participate: if you donate $200 to this important educational program, you'll receive a personalized copy of Alex's Notes From the Kelp CD, and best of all, an invitation to her remote waterfront studio, where you can hear what she's working on and see the wildlife that swims and wriggles in front of her while she composes-- including migrating pods of Orca whales! Alex is known to be adept at opening bottles of wine, too, so consider making a donation to this great cause by sending an email to this address

Vashon Island, WA
 

 

May 19-21, 2011: Alex was the featured composer at the Vashon Island Chamber Music Festival, where two of her string quartets, Introspect, and Five Squared, were beautifully performed in a bucolic setting just outside of Seattle by the Odeon Quartet.

Vashon Chamber Music Festival

Listen to an excerpt from
the Odeon Quartet's live performance of
Introspect:
 

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Listen to an excerpt from
the Odeon Quartet's live performance of
Five Squared:
 

hear

 

New York, NY
 

May 23-24, 2011: Alex was in Manhattan to be one of the presenters of awards to young composers at the ASCAP Concert Music Awards. Also that week was a board meeting of The MacDowell Colony, and a MacDowell benefit dinner celebrating its new Board Chairman, author Michael Chabon, who takes the helm following journalist Robert MacNeil's 17 years of leadership for the organization.

MacDowell Colony

ASCAP

May 2, 2011: Alex was in New York to attend the American Music Center Awards, honoring composer John Harbison, the ensemble So Percussion, Copland House, and the Walden School, and also to attend the AMC board meeting prior to the organization's merger with Meet the Composer, forming New Music USA.

AMC

The Sanctuary Project

April 21, 2011: In March, Alex was in NYC for rehearsals with Lunatics at Large, as they prepared the new sextet they commissioned from Alex for The Sanctuary Project, titled Unabashedly More, for the first of four scheduled NYC concerts on March 21 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. You can listen to an excerpt here:

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There were three additional New York City performances: April 8th at 8pm, at Christ and Saint Stephen's Church; April 10th at 7pm, at Synagogue for the Arts; and April 21st at 7:30pm, at WMP Concert Hall.

March 30, 2011: Alex joined attorney and publisher Jim Kendrick and composer Stephen Paulus as the trio conducted a day-long ASCAP Composer Career Workshop at ASCAP's offices at Lincoln Center. This event preceeded the 2011 ASCAP New York Sessions held across town the following day at the 92nd Street Y (from which Alex is proud to announce she earned her nursery school and kindergarten diplomas, back when she was a little shorter). For details about the workshop, click here. more

ASCAP Composer Career Workshop

Los Angeles, CA
 

April 28, 2011: Alex joined attorney and publisher Jim Kendrick and composer Stephen Paulus as the trio gave another seminar in their ASCAP Composer Career Workshop series, as part of the 2011 ASCAP I Create Music EXPO, now in its sixth year. For details about the workshop, click here. more

ASCAP EXPO 2011 panelJim Kendrick, Alex Shapiro, Cia Toscanini, Stephen Paulus.

ASCAP EXPO 2011
Seattle, WA
 

March 23-26, 2011: Alex attended the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) conference held at the University of Washington, with University of Minnesota conductors Craig Kirchhoff (Paper Cut recording) and Jerry Luckhardt (Immersion premiere). CBDNA's outgoing president is Tom Duffy, who is the director of bands at Yale, where Immersion will have its East coast premiere in the 2012-2013 season.

CBDNA Conference

Murray, KY
 

March 1-4, 2011: Alex was the composer-in-residence for the biannual Athena Festival at Murray State University, celebrating women in music. She gave lectures, keynote speeches, workshops and lessons, and her music was beautifully performed on the chamber music concert.

Murray State

Columbus, OH
 

February 23, 2011: Alex was at The Ohio State University, for a premiere of her newest electroacoustic symphonic wind band work, Immersion, conducted by Dr. Milton Allen and co-commissioned by OSU. Read about this multimedia, multi-movement piece here. more

Ohio State

February 21 and 27, 2011: Exactly a year after her February 2009 residency, Alex worked again with composition students at Capital University, where Tony Zilincik conducted Alex's symphonic band piece, Homecoming, on Sunday, February 27.

Capital University

Minneapolis, MN
 

February 16, 2011: Alex was at the University of Minnesota, for the premiere of her newest electroacoustic symphonic wind band work, Immersion, conducted by Jerry Luckhardt. The premiere was recorded live by Minnesota Public Radio and will be broadcast Fall 2011. Read about this unusual multimedia, multi-movement work and listen to excerpts, here. more

On February 18, 2011: Alex was at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center, where the Owatonna 9th Grade Band gave a gorgeous multimedia performance of her BandQuest commission, Paper Cut, conducted by Peter Guenther. You can watch their highly inventive black-lite performance here:

MMEA

paper cut video
Baltimore, MD, to the Caribbean
(and back!)

 

Celebrity Cruises

Symphonic Voyages

January 3-15, 2011: Alex Shapiro was the composer-in-residence on the inaugural classical music cruise that Symphonic Voyages created for Celebrity Cruises. The nearly two-week performance festival on the high seas featured a 50-piece orchestra and guest artists violinist Cho-Liang Lin, pianist Jeewon Lee, soprano Susan Lorette Dunn and conductor Larry Rachleff, and included concerts of Alex Shapiro's chamber music in addition to a remarkably diverse program of symphonic repertoire. The cruise departed from Baltimore, and visited the Eastern Caribbean (St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. Kitts, Antigua, and St. Maarten) aboard the Celebrity Mercury. For more info about this unique event, click here more

 

What could be more fitting for a composer who lives and works right on the sea, than to be at sea with a large audience, sharing the music that emanates from the watery inspiration! Watch a spontaneous interview Alex gave to John Clare when they were both in Minneapolis October 30th, 2010 for a meeting of the American Music Center Board of Directors:

 

On December 12th 2010, Chicago's classical music station WFMT broadcast an hour-long interview with Symphonic Voyages founder Eric Stassen, hosted by Steve Robinson. They discussed Symphonic Voyages, and the conversation included recordings of two works that were performed on the Celebrity cruise ship Mercury: Alex Shapiro's dectet Archipelago, recorded live at its world premiere performance by Chicago's Fifth House Ensemble, and Cho-Liang Lin’s superb CBS/Sony recording of Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 4, accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra and Raymond Leppard.

WFMT

And online...
 
February 2011: The leading production music library in America, Omnimusic, has launched its latest special collection titled MusicOutsideTheBox, and it includes many tracks of Alex Shapiro's unique and unclassifiable-sounding music, available to license for film, TV, games or corporate and online media.

Omni Music

     
shore
 
Some 2010 events
 
Los Angeles, CA
 
Alex at 2010 ASCAP EXPO

April 23, 2010: Alex joined composers Kubilay Uner, Avner Dorman, and Mateo Messina, (pictured L-R with ASCAP's Cia Toscanini) on an exciting panel exploring creative entrepreneurship and collaboration, at the 2010 ASCAP EXPO, April 23rd at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California.

ASCAP EXPO

 
ASCAP Composer Career Workshop

April 19, 22, 2010: Joined by composers Mark Watters and Stephen Paulus, and attorney and publisher Jim Kendrick, Alex gave an ASCAP Composer Career Workshop at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, California, on the heels of one she did with Paulus and Kendrick at San Diego State University that same week.

April 25, 2010: On Sunday April 25th, Alex moderated the 36th L.A. Composer Salon in Venice, California, featuring composer/conductor Mark Watters, composer/pianist Alan Steinberger and composer/violinist Lili Haydn.

Chicago, IL
 

December 14-18, 2010: Alex was at the American Composers Forum BandQuest® booth at the enormous Midwest Clinic, where both she and the scores and recording of her 2010 BandQuest piece, Paper Cut, were on display.

Midwest Clinic

New York, NY
 

On November 2, 2010 at St. Peter's Church in New York City, Alex gave a composer workshop about career-building, hosted by Chamber Music America. Titled, You Are the Art, You Are the Product: Making Your Music Available to the World, Alex led a broad discussion of the business, digital, and psychological tools a composer needs in order to create a viable, income-producing career.

Chamber Music America

Minneapolis, MN
 

On October 29, 2010, Alex was at the University of Minnesota, where the U of M Symphonic Wind Band recorded her BandQuest commission, Paper Cut, with Craig Kirchhoff, conducting.

University of Minnesota

On October 27, 2010, Alex spoke on a panel discussion about international careers titled, Building Bridges with Communities and the World, as part of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.

Composers Institute

Nevada City, CA
 

June 22, 2010: Alex's work for violin and electronics, Vista, was featured at the Wet Ink new music festival concert in Grass Valley, CA, as part of the Music in the Mountains SummerFest series.


Columbus, OH
 

Capital University

Capital University

 

February 9-12, 2010: Alex was the Composer-in-Residence for the NOW Music Festival hosted by Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

Capital University faculty artists presented a concert of her chamber, electro-acoustic and jazz compositions on Thursday, February 11.

Throughout the week, Alex gave masterclasses, lectures and private lessons. In addition to talking to the music students about their art and their careers, she also gave two lectures to Capital University's business students about leadership and entrepreneurship in the digital age. It was an exciting week!

 
Friday Harbor, WA
 

January 27, 2010: Alex was the keynote speaker at the January 27th luncheon of Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, at which she delivered a 45-minute motivational talk. For more info on Alex's presentations to audiences outside of the arts, click here

Soroptimist International

New York, NY
 
       
  NETMCDO January 13, 2010: Alex joined Mariam Adam of Imani Winds, Le Poisson Rouge club co-founder Justin Kantor, and pianist and owner of MUSICJUSTMUSIC Cornelius Claudio Kreusch to speak on a panel at the NETMCDO conference (Network of Music Career Development Officers) titled, The Real Deal: Musician-Entrepreneurs Tell All.You can read more about the workshops here.  
       
  Chamber Music America January 14-17, 2010: Alex was at Chamber Music America's national conference at the Westin Times Square.  
       
     
llamas
 
Some 2009 events
 
Chicago, IL
 

5HE

Listen:  1. hear   2.  hear

November 15, 2009: Fifth House Ensemble premiered Alex's acoustic chamber work, Archipelago, for string quartet, double bass and woodwind quintet in the Chicago suburb of Lockport, Illinois. Alex was there to introduce the piece, which was commissioned by the Norton Building Concert Series with the assistance of funding from The MacArthur Foundation. The ensemble performed the work again on February 21st in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Read about it here.

       
 
University of Chicago
November 16, 2009: Alex and composer Stephen Paulus were the guests of Shulamit Ran, and gave a presentation on the business of music as part of ASCAP's new Composer Career Building workshop series, begun in October at the Philadelphia Music Project.  
       
 
Midwest Clinic
December 15-19, 2009: Alex said hello to lots of colleagues at the huge Midwest Clinic band and orchestra conference at McCormick Place in Chicago.  
       
Washington, D.C.
 

September 17, 2009: Alex was the sole artist testifying on an FCC panel hearing about broadband access. You ca read her testimony, televised on C-SPAN, here. FCC

Also on the panel were Dan Glickman, chairman and CEO of Motion Picture Association of America; Frederick Huntsberry, COO of Paramount Pictures; Michael Bracy, policy director of Future of Music Coalition; Chuck Slocum, assistant executive director of the Writers Guild of America; Mike Carroll, Professor of Law, American University; Gigi Sohn, attorney and founder of Public Knowledge; Patrick Ross, executive director of Copyright Alliance; and Kathy Garmezy, assistant executive director of the Directors Guild of America. The proceedings can be viewed here FCC

FCC

Alex at FCC

Minneapolis, MN
       
 
University of Minnesota
November 18, 2009: Alex was the guest of conductor Jerry Luckhardt, and gave private lessons to graduate composition students at the University of Minnesota.  
       
 
Composers Institute
November 20, 2009: Alex was a speaker at the Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, where she discussed marketing and promotion techniques for composers.  
       
Other-worldly
 
       
 
Second Life
October 28, 2009: Tired of your first life? Well, the virtual world is a reality for musicians, and Music Academy Online is a big part of the growing trend. Alex was once again a guest on a Music Academy OnLive live interview show in Second Life. You can watch her first appearance here.  
       
Philadelphia, PA
 
       
 
PMP
October 13, 2009: ASCAP's Composer Career Workshops series gave its inaugural presentation at the Philadephia Music Project, a program of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Alex joined composers Jennifer Higdon and Stephen Paulus as the trio conducted a four hour seminar in the nuts and bolts of the concert music business. For more info, click here link  
       
Los Angeles, CA
 
       
 
ASCAP EXPO
April 25, 2009: Alex was a speaker for the fourth year in a row at the ASCAP EXPO at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.  
St. Paul, MN
 
       
 
American Composers Forum
April 4-5, 2009: Alex conducted workshops and gave consultations in career-building as part of the American Composers Forum seminar series, Making Music Work.  
       
Seattle, WA
 
       
 
UCSB
April 1, 2009: Alex coached the chamber music ensembles at Cornish College of the Arts, for their performances at the Scores of Sound Festival later in the month. One of the pieces performed was Alex's trio for trumpet, cello and piano titled Elegy.  
       
Tacoma, WA
 
       
 
UPS
March 2, 2009: Alex was at the open rehearsal of Homecoming in the afternoon, which was performed by the University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble on March 6 conducted by Robert Taylor, and gave an informal master class on campus later that evening. For more info, see this flyer link  
       
Santa Barbara, CA
 
       
 
UCSB
February 3, 2009: Alex gave a lecture titled Composing a Career at University of California at Santa Barbara. For more info, see this flyer link  
       
Los Angeles, CA
 
       
 
Alex Shapiro
February 1, 2009: Alex moderated another Composers Salon at Tuttomedia Studios, in Venice, CA. Her guests on Feb. 1 were Stephen Cohn, Milen Kirov, Stephen Paulus and Alan Broadbent.  
       
New York, NY
 
       
 
Chamber Music America
January 16, 2009: Alex presented a panel discussion titled, Virtual Becomes Reality: Building Community Through Technology, at the National Conference of Chamber Music America, at the Westin Times Square in New York City, with Kathy Canfield Shepard and Billy Childs, and she served as co-interviewer with Frank J. Oteri of the winners of the ASCAP/CMA Adventurous Programming Awards.  
       
     
Turn Point atoll
 
Some 2008 appearances
 
Newport News, VA
 

TRADOC Band
Alex addresses the audience at the premiere of Homecoming

March 30, 2008: Homecoming was premiered in Newport News, Virginia, with a second performance at Fort Monroe on May 2.

The concert wind band piece was commissioned by the United States Army for its acclaimed TRADOC Band of Fort Monroe, VA., led by Commander and conductor, Major Tod A. Addison.

Listen: hear

Fort Wayne, IN
 
       
 
Sweetwater Sound
November 7, 2008: Alex and colleague Michael Rhoades presented an unusual and entertaining concert of their electroacoustic works, on the Sweetwater Electroacoustic Music Concert Series in Sweetwater Sound's stunning new theater. Music, video, and lots of interactive conversation with the audience, made this a very special evening.  
       
Orcas Island, WA
 
       
 
Seattle Chamber Players
October 5, 2008: Alex led an engaging pre-concert talk with the Seattle Chamber Players prior to their concert at the Orcas Center. For details, click HERE  
       
Denver, CO
 
       
 
NPAC
June 12, 2008: Alex represented musicians on a panel for which she was also the moderator, at the enormous National Performing Arts Convention in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center. Her guests were leaders from the music, theater and dance world, including Rob Capili, Johannes Goebel, Hollis Headrick, and Erin West, discussing creating careers and audiences in the digital world.  
       
San Juan Island, WA
 
       
 
CD Party and lecture
February 21, 2008: Friday Harbor Laboratories hosted a CD Release Party for Alex, and a large crowd turned out to hear about her life in music. Alex talked and played excerpts from Notes from the Kelp and other recent discs, and sales of the CDs benefited one of her favorite causes: the Labs' K-12 Science Outreach Program.  
       
New York, NY
 
       
 

Alex Shapiro

January 3rd, 2008: Alex taped an interview in New York City with violinist and host John Clare, for his WITF-FM radio show Composing Thoughts. The show aired April 27th, and you can hear the results from the combination of great questions, laughter and single malt scotch HERE.  
       
 
Chamber Music America
January 4-7, 2008: Alex was an exhibitor at the Chamber Music America Conference at the Westin Times Square in Manhattan, where the entire Activist Music catalog was on display.  
       
     
Adventuress
 
Some 2007 events
 
CCI
Alex and composer/pianist Billy Childs were the guest speakers for the Center for Cultural Innovation series, Conversations... Set to Music, moderated by artist Patrick Scott in October 2007.
July 22, 2007

Alex moderated the 25th Composer's Salon hosted by The American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.

This sold-out Salon featured guest composers Gernot Wolfgang, Bei Bei He, Drew Schnurr, Michael Roth and Academy Award winner Randy Newman presenting and discussing their recent works.

At Tuttomedia Studios,
in Venice, California.

April 22, 2007

Alex moderated the 24th Composer's Salon hosted by The American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.

Emmy award winner Bruce Broughton, and Jennifer Logan and Christian Eloy presented recent pieces to peers, followed by in-depth conversations about their working processes.

At Tuttomedia Studios,
in Venice, California.

April 19 and 20, 2007

Alex conducted a workshop at the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO titled, Your E-Career: No One is Local Anymore, with composer Frank J. Oteri, and moderated by ASCAP's Director of Concert Music, Frances Richard. Alex also appeared on the Career Resources Round Table with Ed Harsh, Frank J. Oteri and Craig Carnahan, to discuss composer advocacy organizations as they had at ASCAP's 2006 EXPO. Moderated by ASCAP's Assistant VP of Concert Music, Cia Toscanini.

At The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel,
in Hollywood, California.


March 23, 2007

Alex moderated a Composer to Composer interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Rouse, whose Requiem premiered March 25th with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Presented by The American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, Alex's previous interviews in this series include those with Steve Reich, Don Davis and Billy Childs.

At Walt Disney
Concert Hall

in downtown Los Angeles.


January 21, 2007

Alex moderated and presented at the 23rd Composer's Salon hosted by The American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.

Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Stucky, and Michael Roth and Alice Ripley presented recent pieces to peers, followed by in-depth conversation. Having interviewed over 80 composers for this series, Alex was also one of the presenters this time, and along with percussionist Dan Morris, shared the details involved in creating the first track of her upcoming 2007 CD, Notes From The Kelp, titled, Slipping.

At Tuttomedia Studios,
in Venice, California.

     
goats
 
Some 2006 events
 
October 13-14, 2006

Alex was the Keynote Speaker and Composer-in-Residence for the Society of Composers, Inc. National Student Conference.

At Arizona State University,
in Tempe, Arizona.

March 9-11, 2006

Alex was a featured composer for the Voices on the Edge: Women in Electroacoustic Music Festival at Cal State Fullerton with Pamela Z and Chen Yi, at which contrabassoonist Carolyn Beck performed Deep.

At California State University, Fullerton,
in Fullerton, California.

February 3-5, 2006

Alex was a Composer-in-Residence and the Moderator for the New Music Festival at Santa Clara University with composers Chen Yi and Alvin Singleton, at which the Los Angeles Flute Quartet performed Bioplasm.

At Santa Clara University,
in Santa Clara, California.

January 13, 2006

At the Chamber Music America Conference, Alex spoke on a panel discussion about the world of blogging, with blogmeisters Drew McManus and Sequenza21's Jerry Bowles. Alex also exhibited her catalog of scores and CDs throughout the three-day event.

At the Westin Times Square
in New York City.

 
Etc., etc.!
 

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