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Biography
Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) is a familiar face in the Pacific Coast's new music community, as a composer, activist, essayist and public speaker. Published by Activist Music, her chamber works and electroacoustic pieces are heard daily in concerts and broadcasts across the U.S. and internationally, and have been recorded by artists on over twenty commercially released CDs from record labels around the world. Educated at The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music as a student of Ursula Mamlok and John Corigliano, Ms. Shapiro has received honors and awards from The American Music Center, ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, Mu Phi Epsilon, The California Arts Council and The MacDowell Colony. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Music Center, and is the recent President ofthe Board of the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles. Alex resides on Washington State's remote San Juan Island, and when she's not kayaking or exploring the tide pools, she procrastinates on her next piece by updating her website, www.alexshapiro.org, with concert information and audio clips of her music.
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