Dennis Alexander began his affiliation with Alfred Music Publishing in 1986. Mr. Alexander's 240 publications and recordings created with Alfred have earned him an international reputation as one of North America's most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels.
Professor Alexander retired from his position at the University of Montana in May 1996, where he had taught piano and piano pedagogy for 24 years. After moving to California, he taught piano privately and served on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge. Now a resident of New Mexico, he currently maintains an active composing and touring schedule for Alfred.
A native of Kansas, Mr. Alexander graduated from the University of Kansas, where he studied with Richard Reber. In 1987 Mr. Alexander made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall with violinist Walter Olivares, and continues to be active as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. A former president of the Montana State Music Teachers Association, he is a popular clinician at state conventions. In addition to the Alfred-sponsored workshops, he presents regularly in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Alexander has also presented workshops in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Numerous organizations and state associations have commissioned him to write compositions. In addition, he has numerous pieces that are included on the National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals Bulletin and his music is being performed by students throughout the world. He is a co-author of Alfred's all-new Premier Piano Course.
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