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Alex Shapiro
Alex Shapiro



 

Music happens in a community.

Ever since I began my composing career, two of its most important elements have been my relationships with colleagues, and my involvement with arts advocacy organizations.

I feel strongly about sharing any information I have with my peers and with younger, emerging composers. The more music artists who can make happy careers for themselves, the better for all of us who create and love music.

The following organizations have been significant to me, may be of interest to readers looking for more information, and could be of particular assistance to composers seeking ways to further their careers.

 

 
     
cormorants at the ferry landing
     
Professional Affiliations  


Symphonic & Concert Writer Member, Board of Directors, ASCAP

Member, Board of Directors, The ASCAP Foundation

Co-Chair, Symphony & Concert Committee, ASCAP

Member, Board of Directors, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Member, Executive Committee, The International Council Of Music Authors (CIAM)

Past Co-Chair, Program Council, New Music USA

Past concert music representative, Board of Review, ASCAP

Past Board member, American Music Center

Past Board member, The MacDowell Colony

Voting member, The Recording Academy (NARAS; The Grammys)

Past Member, Alumni Council, Manhattan School of Music

Member, Music Department Advisory Council, Columbia College

Member, Distinguished Mentors Council, Composers Now

Member, past President, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles

Member, past Vice President, The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)

Member, past officer, NACUSA (National Association of Composers, USA)


Member, past officer, The College Music Society, Pacific Southern Chapter

Member, American Composers Forum

Member, Chamber Music America

Member, Electronic Music Foundation

Member, SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S.)

Member, Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

Member, International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM)

Member, ACME, Mu Phi Epsilon

Member, Mu Phi Epsilon International Committee

Member, Mu Phi Epsilon

Member, Sigma Alpha Iota Composers Bureau

Member, The Dominant Club Music Association

Past Member, Board, Mladi Chamber Orchestra

Past Member, VTEA Advisory Council,Los Angeles City College Music Department

Past Member, Advisory Board, Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar

Fellowship recipient, 2000, California Arts Council

Fellowship recipient, 2003-2004, The MacDowell Colony

Member, Advancement Board, University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories


 
 
...and other links

windy day at tidepools

 

windy day at tidepools

 

windy day at tidepools
Alex, at home

Music business resources

The ASCAP Resource Guide
The SCL Career Resources Guide
New Music USA Resource Guide
The American Composers Forum Career Resources Guide
(for ACF members, and membership is worthwhile!)

Marc D. Ostrow
New York-based attorney Marc Ostrow writes an action-packed blog with clear information that every composer should learn.

Alter, Kendrick and Baron LLP
Expert copyright and music business attorneys in New York. Lisa Alter offers her in-depth article, "Protecting Your Musical Copyrights" on the firm's website.

Flypaper
An online trove of helpful articles, including the one linked here for songwriters making their first migration to the mecca of Nashville.


TAXI

The leading independent A&R company helping unsigned bands, artists and songwriters get record deals, publishing deals and placement in films and TV shows.

The Portfolio Composer
Composer Garrett Hope has created a podcast series for which he interviews working composers and others in the field. The results are very informative and worth a listen (and sure, why not begin with the March 2016 Alex Shapiro interview!).

Music Publishing Podcast
Another excellent poscast series, hosted by composer Dennis Tobenski.


A few online music magazines

New Music Box (e-mag from New Music USA)
Music & Vision (daily classical music magazine)
Alternative Music Press (multimedia journal)
Arts Journal (daily arts news)

Tokafi

And an impressive and large listening resource of living composers:
Kalvos and Damian's New Music Bazaar

Plus a comprehensive listing of new music resources and info:
Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music



Looking for additional diverse composers?

 

 


Please visit the PROGRAMMING RESOURCES page on this site: an inspiring list of aggregated links to a great many talented composers who happen to be women, and/or people of color. Then, share the link with conductors, educators and music-makers!

Alex at home on San Juan Island, WA


Are you a musician who goes to conferences? Enjoy this little 1:32 clip!

CD Baby founder and all-around excellent musical citizen Derek Sivers publishes a blog that offers wise advice for professional music-makers. One of his posts, titled, Attending a music biz conference? Here's the REAL way to do it.... has terrific ideas about how to get the most out of these gatherings. Watch Alex in her natural habitat as she adds one more point to Derek's list:

 
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Friday Harbor view
San Juan Islands

The ocean is a significant part of Alex's life, and if Alex wasn't a musician, she'd probably be a marine biologist. Click above for local information about this beautiful environment which inspires her music.

Other than nature photography, how else does Alex spend her time? In addition to being a sailor, she loves kayaking and used to be an avid downhill skier until she accepted that gravity is not just a concept, it's a law.

Alex tries to balance her music life with her love of the outdoors and the intoxicating scent of SPF 50 sunscreen.For more local photos, and Alex's observations about music and everything that inspires it, visit Alex's blog, Notes from the Kelp.


In January 2006, Alex began a blog titled Notes from the Kelp, her personal commentary from the beach. She regularly posts new insights to a large international following of "Kelphistos." Pairing her photos and her music in what she calls a "pixelsonic" experience, Alex invites readers to share the beauty of the environment which inspires her. Visit and drop her a note!

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Interact with the composer! See Alex in the context of the world around her, through the nature-oriented lens of her popular blog, Notes from the Kelp,
and in the social networks.

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Alex at the helm

 

Fair winds!
(and strings, brass and percussion, too!)

Cap'n Al at the helm of her
sloop "Sea Natural,"
July 2003.

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