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Here is a choice of two print-ready photos (suitable for dart boards),
as well as a press kit.
A full online biography is available by clicking here Bio

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Alex Shapiro/higher res.

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Alex Shapiro/high res.

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Here are program-ready 2017 bios for Alex Shapiro,
as well as a press kit.


A complete online biography with more information than
anyone could possibly find useful
is available here  Bio

Program bio      (270 words)

Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) aligns note after note with the hope that at least a few of them will actually sound good next to each other. Her persistence at this activity, as well as non-fiction music writing, public speaking, arts advocacy volunteerism, wildlife photography, and the shameless instigation of insufferable puns on Facebook, has led to a happy life. Drawing from a broad musical palette that defies genre, Alex's acoustic and electroacoustic works are published by Activist Music LLC, performed and broadcast daily, and can be found on nearly thirty commercial releases from record labels around the world.

Alex is a familiar advocate for other artists through her speaking appearances, published writings, and volunteerism. She is the Symphonic and Concert writer representative on the Board of Directors of ASCAP, a board member of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The ASCAP Foundation, and is a member of the Program Council for New Music USA. Shapiro has also served on the boards of U.S. music organizations including The American Music Center, the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, The MacDowell Colony, and The Society of Composers & Lyricists.

Educated at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music as a student of Ursula Mamlok and John Corigliano, Alex moved from Manhattan to Los Angeles in 1983, and in 2007 relocated to Washington State's remote San Juan Island, where, surrounded by wildlife, she composes and watches out for tsunamis in her home perched on the water's edge. An award-winning nature photographer, Alex's images and music can be experienced on her blog, www.notesfromthekelp.com and her website, www.alexshapiro.org.

Program bio      (259 words, more formal)

Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) composes genre-blind acoustic and electroacoustic solo, chamber and symphonic pieces known for their lyricism and drama. Published by Activist Music LLC, her works are heard daily in concerts and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and can be found on nearly thirty commercially released recordings from around the world. Ms. Shapiro is sought after for her seamless melding of live and recorded sounds that often employ striking visual and physical elements, and is known for her innovative uses of technology in her music for wind band ensembles.

Alex is a familiar advocate for other artists through her speaking appearances, published writings, and volunteerism. She is the Symphonic and Concert writer representative on the Board of Directors of ASCAP, a board member of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The ASCAP Foundation, and is a member of the Program Council for New Music USA. Shapiro has also served on the boards of U.S. music organizations including The American Music Center, the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, The MacDowell Colony, and The Society of Composers & Lyricists.

Educated at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music as a student of Ursula Mamlok and John Corigliano, Alex moved from Manhattan to Los Angeles in 1983, and in 2007 relocated to Washington State's remote San Juan Island, where she composes in a home perched on the water's edge, surrounded by wildlife. An award-winning nature photographer, Alex's images and music can be experienced on her blog, www.notesfromthekelp.com and her website, www.alexshapiro.org.

Shorter program bio      (148 words)
Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) aligns note after note with the hope that at least a few of them will actually sound good next to each other. Her persistence at this activity, as well as non-fiction music writing, public speaking, arts advocacy volunteerism, wildlife photography, and the shameless instigation of insufferable puns on Facebook, has led to a happy life. Drawing from a broad musical palette that defies genre, Alex's acoustic and electroacoustic works are published by Activist Music LLC, performed and broadcast daily, and can be found on nearly thirty commercial releases from record labels around the world. Alex lives on Washington State's remote San Juan Island, and when she's not composing or rushing to catch a ferry to the mainland, she can be found communing with the sea life, as seen on her music and photo-filled blog, www.notesfromthekelp.com and her website, www.alexshapiro.org.
Very brief program bio      (89 words)
Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) composes acoustic and electroacoustic pieces known for their lyricism and drama. Published by Activist Music LLC, her works are heard daily in concerts and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and can be found on nearly thirty commercially released recordings from around the world. Alex lives on Washington State's remote San Juan Island, and when she's not composing she can be found communing with the sea life, as seen on her music and photo-filled blog, www.notesfromthekelp.com and her website, www.alexshapiro.org.
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Bio and C.V.
Narrative bio and C.V.
To obtain program notes
for any of Ms. Shapiro's works,
please click here
Program notes
Program notes
To download a .pdf of the complete
Activist Music catalog,
please click here
Catalog
Catalog
To learn more about Alex Shapiro's public speaking engagements, please click here Speaking
Speaking

Alex at home, photo by Michael Stillwater, from his documentary, "In Search of the Great Song".

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For inquiries about wind band commissions,
please contact Mark Walker:
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318-381-3560
Wind band commissions

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