Alex Petshaft is a Jewish American composer who grew up in Fairfield Connecticut.
He started studying music with piano lessons at 9 years old and began playing the French Horn the following year. Alex began taking private lessons to study composition his junior year of his undergraduate degree.
He has a bachelors degree in music and audio production from Western Connecticut State University where he graduated cum laude and received the student composer award.
He currently is pursuing a masters degree in music composition at Boston University.
Song and Dance
Song and Dance is a composition inspired by my Jewish upbringing.
Judaism is filled with songs with beautiful melodies as well as many fast and lively dances.
My composition aims to capture both with a lyrical and melodic a section followed by a rhythmic and lively b section and then closes off by revisiting the a section making for an ABA form.