“brilliantly innovative...” – New York Concert Review
“truly inspired...” – The Boston Music Intelligencer
“effective both visually and musically...” – Ear Magazine
“stunning...some of the most exquisite moments
of the concert” – Kansas City Metropolis
“Elizabeth Alexander is very gifted, writing in an accessible style
that is well tailored to the requirements of both semi-pro
and amateur choruses.” – All Music Guide
Elizabeth's music moves effortlessly between concert stage, choir loft and jam session, readily evoking the ethereal and commonplace as it speaks to the beauty and messiness of life.
Her passion for music is nearly eclipsed by her passion for language, with critical reviewers frequently citing “the close personal resonance between the composer and the words.” Her many commissions have included works for orchestra, chamber ensemble and solo voice, but she is best known for her choral pieces, which have been sung by thousands of choirs worldwide.
A recent McKnight Composition Fellow, she makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has the best job in the world.