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Alexander Sigman

Alexander Sigman (b.1980) completed his DMA in Music Composition at Stanford University, having studied primarily with Brian Ferneyhough.  He pursued further post-graduate study with Chaya Czernowin at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (2007), and attended the one-year intensive course of the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Netherlands) in 2007-2008. Prior to Stanford, Sigman obtained a BM in Music and a BA in Cognitive Sciences from Rice University.  

Since his undergraduate studies, Sigman has received several commissions, awards and grants, including the American Composers’ Forum Encore grant, the Bearns Prize, a Fulbright scholarship to the Netherlands, a Julius F. Jezek commission prize nomination, as well as awards from ASCAP. In June 2007, he was composer-in-residence at the Musiques Démesurées festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France.  Furthermore, Sigman has been awarded residency fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and the Djerassi Foundation. His instrumental, electroacoustic, and multimedia works have been presented at numerous major international festivals, venues, and institutions, including the Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Sonorities Festival (Belfast), ICMC, June in Buffalo, and Musica Nova Helsinki. 

Sigman has been Managing Director of Ensemble Modelo62 ( since 2007.




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