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Alexander Petshaft


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.

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