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Alex L. Price is a composer who specializes in creating uniquely tailored music for media with an insight for narrative, character and emotional detail. Originally from the LA area, Alex has recently graduated with a master's of music at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana; studying in the Music Scoring for Visual Media program under Larry Groupé (The Contender, The Outpost), Steven Wayne Thomas (Child’s Play, The Outpost), Brad Ritchie (Arrow, The Flash) and Richard Marvin (U571, Six Feet Under, Surrogates). In the past, she has also studied composition from Christopher Norby, Jeff Libman and Michael Kocour at Arizona State University. At Jacobs, Alex has participated in the Double Exposure program where she premiered a new film score for Power Through (dir. by Zack Berger) in 2022 at the Indiana University Cinema. She was also chosen for Film Independent’s Project Involve program, where she worked on a new short film score to The Bluest Hour (dir. by Logan Jackson - My Hero, Leonetty) that premiered in early 2023 at the LA Live Regal Cinema in Los Angeles, California. In the past, Alex’s work in 2020 on It's Not a Big Deal (dir. by Giselle Arely) won a “Best Original Music” award at the Association of Filmmakers at ASU Film Festival.

Alex has a background in jazz and classical music performance. As a performing jazz trumpet and piano player, Alex has shared the stage with musicians like Michael Kocour, Sean Jones, Michelle Coltrane, Lewis Nash, and more. She has opened for the Chandler Jazz Festival in Chandler, Arizona, and performed with groups such as the Young Sounds of Arizona, the ASU Concert Jazz Band, and the Jacobs Latin Jazz Ensemble directed by Wayne Wallace. This unique background in jazz brings a different sensibility to her composed music, focusing on groove, rhythm, and improvisational techniques as core to the compositional process. In addition, Alex released an original concept album in 2019 for jazz sextet and voice entitled Life Story, which focuses on the bridge between improvised and narrative-driven music.  Journey, the 2nd track on the album, was recognized in Downbeat Magazine’s 42nd Student Music Awards as an Outstanding Composition for Small Ensemble. Alex also used her experience with Life Story to create an undergraduate thesis for ASU’s Barrett the Honors College entitled: Understanding Sound as a Language: The Link Between Music and Narrative. This work went on to influence all of her current compositional philosophies.

Alex currently works as a freelance media composer writing for film, commercials, games and more. Her digital audio workstation of choice is Logic Pro X, but has experience utilizing Pro Tools, Cubase and Reaper. She also employs industry standard plugins and instrument libraries from Spitfire Audio, Native Instruments, East West and more. Alex’s special interest is in the realm of interactive-based scoring for video games, desiring to create non-linear, player-driven audio content that can be used to bring any virtual worlds to life. As for orchestration, Alex swears by Avid's Sibelius music notation software. Alex earned her BM in Music Performance and BA in English Literature in 2019 from Arizona State University (summa cum laude), and has recently graduated with her M.M. in Music Scoring for Visual Media from the Jacobs School of Music.

Aside from work, Alex loves to make music, play video games, watch films, read books, and anything to do with storytelling. She makes educational and music content on her instagram, @chrysaliscompositions. She is also a trans woman and a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.

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