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Welcome!

Composer Alexandra Gardner creates music and sonic art with a clear, expressive sound and a flair for the imaginative and unexpected.


… few [contemporary composers] achieve the particular alchemy of craft, whimsy, and sensual appeal that the Baltimore-based composer Gardner consistently produces.

— The New Yorker

listen / watch

Musicians of the Seattle Symphony perform the opening movement of Alexandra’s string quartet Coyote Turns in the Octave 9 performance space.

Flutist Megan Shanley Alger plays Fade.

Foreign Exchange by animator Corrie Francis Parks features Tourmaline.

upcoming events

December 16, 2022 — 8:00 p.m. PST
Lantana — oboe and soundtrack (*World Premiere*)
Mary Lynch Vanderkolk, oboe
University of Washington School of Music
Seattle, WA

coaching / lessons / workshops

Alexandra works with composers from 13 to 113 and emerging to elite to jump-start their creative practices and navigate the fast-changing musical world.