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Announcing Assistant Professor of Composition Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Department of Music is delighted to announce that acclaimed composer and sound artist Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri has joined our faculty as Assistant Professor of Composition. She begins this Fall semester, teaching Music 2440: Shaping Sound: An Introduction to Musical Composition and Experimentation in Sound, and Music 7430: Rethinking the Instrument.

Papalexandri Alexandri has garnered international critical recognition through commissions, awards and residencies. Her works have been presented and commissioned extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the United States and Japan.

Her working process often encourages intensive collaborations with artists, students and institutions. She has demonstrated outstanding teaching and advising qualities, and her teaching has been awarded and has consistently received outstanding reviews in a wide range of educational settings.

See for her full CV and more information about her works.

At Cornell, Papalexandri Alexandri’s compositional and teaching thrust will continue to rediscover the musical instrument as a resonant body and performance medium through links between sound mechanism, sculpture and installation. All of this will be with an eye toward collaborations with faculty and students across the University.