B.M., East Carolina University
M.M., James Madison University
D.M.A., University of North Texas
Composer, tubist, theory pedagogist and music historian, Joe L. Alexander, joined the W music faculty in the Fall of 2016. His music has been performed throughout the United States, Ecuador, Germany and South Korea. His compositions have been performed on recitals at conferences of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance; the Louisiana Composers’ Consortium; National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA); the Society of Composers, Inc.; the College Music Society; the Southeastern Composers’ League, the International Tuba Euphonium Conference and the NACUSA National Festival. His music has been featured at Bowling Green State University’s annual New Music & Art Festival, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, the Birmingham New Music Festival, New Music on the Bayou Festival and New Music for Young Ensembles Composers' Competition. His Two Bryant Songs are recorded on the CD, Winds and Voices, by Living Artist Recordings. In 2012, he was the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Commissioned Composer.
Dr. Alexander is an Associate Professor of Music at Mississippi University of Women where he teaches Theory, Composition, Music History and Low Brass. He also serves as the National Treasurer for NACUSA. In 2005 & 2010 he hosted the Southeastern Composers’ League’s Forum and the 2013 NACUSA National Festival at Louisiana Tech University. Alexander holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas and studied composition with Newel Kay Brown, Douglas Knehans, Martin Mailman, Cindy McTee, and James Riley. Tuba teachers include Bruce Mosier, Ken Meisinger and James Michael Dunn. Additional information about the composer can be found by visiting his website, jlacomposer.com.