Joe L. Alexander

           Composer, tubist and educator

Composition News
Upcoming Composition Performances

My Partita #4 was selected for the Semifinal Round of the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Association's Solo Euphonium - Artist Division competition. Sixteen performers play the piece at the 2019 ITEC in Iowa City, Iowa.

I have just completed several new pieces, Partita #6 for unaccompanied cello (for Zuill Bailey, Paul Christopher, Deidre Vaughn Emerson, Craig Hultgren and Jennifer Kloetzel), Dilly Dally for orchestra (Starkville Symphony Orchestra, When Space Comes a Callin' for soundfile, and Mining Throuhg H & H in Appalachia for soundfile. I am currently writing a mixed quartet for for James Gourlay, Joanna Ross Hersey, Danielle Moreau and Danielle VanTuinen. (euphonium, 2 tubas and percussion)



Like many musicians, I too have been hit with many cancelations of performances. These include:

Marumsco for soundfile will be performed at the NACUSA National Conference in Portland, OR

NACUSA Mid-South, MUW, Columbus, MS. Deidre Vaughn Emerson will perform my Cinco pour Fünf: Partita #8 for unaccompanied cello.

NACUSA Mid-South concert will be held at UAB at noon.

I have not heard what will happen for this event.

Patrick Rettger will present the world premiere of Conversations with Myself, solo tuba, at the Southeastern Composers League Forum in Jackson, MS.

 Tuba News

Spring 2020

I was supposed to be performing several trios for 2 trombones & tuba, and they include Alan Goldspiel's A Winter's Tale; Valentin M. Bogdan's Subterranean Thoughts; Biraj Adhikari's Midnight and Nightmare; and my piece, The Land of Maximus, on several concerts held in Alabama and Mississippi, but I don't know when the concerts will resume because of the virus.

Photo by Laurie Graves

Updated March 14, 2020

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