Alec is a Composer, Arranger, and Conductor, and has been known to struggle with voice and piano (and, to a much greater degree, accordion and various percussion and brass instruments). He has written for full orchestra, string orchestra, SATB choir, chamber ensembles, string quartet, piano, solo voice, solo guitar, and electronics, and has enjoyed opportunities to direct vocal and music theater ensembles.
He has written, conducted, and produced music for film, tv, animation, interactive, and concert/solo recital projects, and has created, taught, performed, and recorded more than 50 vocal arrangements, ranging in scope from barbershop quartet to emory university’s No Strings Attached to 200+ singer a cappella army. His music has somehow ended up at a Film Festival in Croatia, at New York's Merkin and Carnegie Halls, the Galapagos Art Space, and on a baseball field with Maestro Itzhak Perlman conducting.
Alec lives and works New York City, and can be found performing regularly with KHORIKOS and the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers as their Composer-in-Residence. He also offers private instruction and tutoring in aural skills, music theory, and beginning piano.
He also sings on all sorts of weird things, from the super serious to the super I-don't-even-know-though.
Alec holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.M. in Film Scoring and Music Composition from NYU's Steinhardt School. He enjoys food, philosophy, and getting involved in new musical experiences that he may or may not be prepared for (like negotiating a duet with Tibetan throat singers).
But what do you even do for a job, though?
I write custom music for things with visuals. There is a lot of totally fine stock music available for cheaper than what I charge. However, I am a person! I answer emails, take notes, do edits, work hard, and collaborate. I like to think that makes the music –- and your project -- much more powerful.
Film Music Samples
Production Music Samples
Game Music Samples
Because I want to?