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Tutor profile: Alexander J.

Alexander J.
Composer, Teacher, Conductor


About Alexander

About Alexander
I am a composer, conductor, ensemble vocalist, and music educator based in Nashville, TN. I enjoy composing for a variety of musical mediums including vocal ensembles, chamber ensembles, symphony and chamber orchestras, instrumental and vocal jazz, and solo instruments. I have had my music performed by the University of Texas New Music Ensemble, the American Creators Chorus at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium (Craig Hella Johnson, director), Estelí Gomez, soprano (of Roomful of Teeth), Inversion Ensemble (Trevor Shaw & Robbie...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Belmont University: Adjunct Professor of Composition, 1/2020 to present Adjunct Professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills, 8/2019 to present University of Texas at Austin: Assistant Instructor, Music Theory, 8/2018 to 5/2019 Teaching Assistant, Music Theory, 8/2015 to 5/2018 Austin Chamber Music Center: Music Theory Teacher, 9/2017 to 5/2019 Private Composition Teacher: 10/2014 to 7/2015, 7/2018 to 5/2019
University of Texas at Austin
Music - Composition
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2015 - 2019
University of Oregon
Music - Composition
Master's Degree
2012 - 2015
Lawrence University
Music - Composition
Bachelor's Degree
2008 - 2012

Work Experience

Work Experience
Belmont University, Adjunct Professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills
2019 - Present
Design lesson plans, create class materials, and develop assignments and exams. Present new in-house textbook during trial period. Effectively adapt curriculum to students studying classical, jazz, and commercial music. Adapt curriculum to hybrid format during COVID-19 pandemic.
Belmont University, Adjunct Professor of Composition
2020 - 2020
Teach weekly private composition lessons. Design curriculum while continually adhering to established practices at Belmont. Maintain professional and supportive learning environment.
University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Instructor of Music Theory
2018 - 2019
Present four weekly lectures for sophomore ear-training class using own lesson plans.
Austin Chamber Music Center, Music Theory Teacher
2017 - 2019
Teach three classes of beginning music theory to students in elementary through high school during Saturday Academy music education program.
Self, Private Composition Instructor
2014 - 2019
Reviewed student compositions and provided feedback and help with short and long-term goals.
University of Texas at Austin, Teaching Assistant of Music Theory
2015 - 2018
Conduct three weekly labs for sophomore ear training. Design own lesson plans.


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