Alexandre Tannous > Composer
Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Music with a double major in Music Theory and Composition from Montclair State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College. As a recipient of the Mellon Fellowship he also earned a Master of Arts and a Master of Philosophy degree in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University where he was enrolled in the PH.D. program. He has taught various music courses there as well, and currently teaches privately. The works of Alexandre Tannous are frequently performed in the United States, Europe and in Asia. His orchestral composition Métamorphose premiered under his baton at Carnegie Hall in 1995 garnering a standing ovation. As an ethnomusicologist he has conducted fieldwork over many years with musicians in the States and abroad. Alexandre is a frequent lecturer at Georgetown University, Princeton University, and Columbia University, and in museums such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. As a film composer, Alexandre has composed two film-scores: “The Seventh Dog” (2005), and “Jim” (2010).