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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

January 29, 2023 — 4:00 p.m.
Bloom — cello and soundtrack
Peter Kibbe, cello
Groupmuse concert
Baltimore, MD

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.