Alexander weston resume
Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts
Major: Music Composition (Class of 2011) Minors: Music Technology and Jazz Piano Performance GPA: 3.8
MUSIC AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Lyrica Chamber Music Commission (Fall 2011)
Received a commission by the Lyrica Chamber Music Ensemble to compose a piano concerto. The piece is to be performed at “Le Poisson Rouge” in New York in late 2011.
“Ace” the Musical (Summer 2011)
Maintained score edits and revisions for a new musical in development.
Villanova Jazz Festival Best Soloist Award (March 2011)
Performed original arrangements with a jazz combo in competition with other schools from the east coast.
Future Tenant Trespass Residency Series (February 2011)
Member of ensemble that won competition to perform original work. Composed a thirty-minute original theater work with full underscoring. Performed three times in Pittsburgh.
ASCAP Jazz Composer Award - Finalist (Fall 2010)
Brevard Music Center (Summer 2009)
Auditioned for and accepted into intensive summer study program to study with faculty from the Peabody Conservatory and Montclair University. Keith Lockhart, Music Director.
Lyrica Chamber Music Young Composers Award (Fall 2008)
Original string quartet “Simple Machines” chosen from entries from several universities throughout the Northeast. The piece was premiered at a concert in November 2008.
Carols for a Cure Charity CD (Fall 2008)
Orchestrated and recorded, using software synthesizers, a track recorded by the cast of the Broadway show Xanadu
. The CD, released annually, is a collection of a holiday songs recorded by the casts of current Broadway shows.
New Jersey’s Governor School for Music and the Arts (Summer 2006)
Selected as the only jazz pianist for intensive, month-long program following a statewide competition among rising seniors.
Grand Prize Winner: 2007 and 2006 - Music Composition Competition New Jersey Council
for the Arts/Montclair Arts Museum
This composition contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Arts Collective, sought compositions inspired by pieces of art chosen from the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey.
• 2006: Composition written for solo piano. • 2007: Composition written for clarinet and viola
NJ Performing Arts Center, Wachovia, Jazz for Teens (Spring 2006, Spring 2007)
Accepted into program following highly selective competition. Attended master classes, jazz theory, and history classes taught by established jazz musicians. The program concluded with a performance with a jazz combo at the NJ Performing Arts Center.
Skidmore Jazz Festival (
Auditioned for and selected into summer institute to study jazz theory and performance with recognized professional musicians.
Hartwick College (Summer 2004 and 2005)
EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES
NYC (Summer 2010)
Interned at a commercial music company composing and recording music for nationally
• Carnegie Mellon Jazz Ensemble: Featured pianist • Original compositions have been performed the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble,
Jazz Ensemble, and several student groups.
• Regular performances with a jazz/rock group featuring original pieces I compose.
Private Piano Teacher
Piano lessons to several students in New Jersey and Pittsburgh.
University Honors –
Carnegie Mellon University High School Honors:
National Merit Scholarship (Commendation award), National Honor
Society, French Honor Society (Chatham Highs School, NJ)
Advanced Proficiency with:
• Microsoft Office • Sibelius (Music Notation Software) • Reason (MIDI sequencing and synthesizer software) • Digital Performer (Midi Sequencing and audio recording software) • Ableton Live (Live Audio and synthesizer software) • Logic (MIDI sequencing and Audio recording software) • Pro tools (Audio Recording software)
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