Alexandra Gardner

Threshold Music Project

Praised as “highly lyrical and provocative of thought” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “mesmerizing” (The New York Times), the music of Alexandra Gardner mixes acoustic instruments with electronics, blending lyricism, rhythmic exploration, textural constructions, and a love of sonic storytelling.

Alexandra’s compositions are performed around the world, including the Aspen Music Festival, Beijing Modern Festival, Centro de Culturo Contemporarania de Barcelona, pianist Jenny Lin, and the Seattle Symphony.

Among Alexandra's awards are recognitions from American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Maryland State Arts Council, The Netherland-America Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has held residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Harvestworks, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, The MacDowell Colony, and the Institut Universitari de l'Audiovisual in Barcelona, Spain. Her music is recorded on the Innova, Ars Harmonica, and Naxos labels.

In addition to her work as a composer, Gardner is active as an educator and arts advocate. She holds degrees from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and Vassar College. She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please visit

Twitter: @alexgardner | Instagram: @alexgardner | SoundCloud: alexandragardner

Piece commissioned by Threshold Music Project: TBA | Anticipated: June 2021 | Length: 5 min.

I am thrilled to be part of the Threshold Music Project! It has been my mission since forever to infuse elements of electronic sound into classical music performance, and this venture is an amazing opportunity to make that happen.

– Alexandra Gardner

Coming soon:

Collaboration video | Performance video | Program note | Score availability | Performance notes

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