Alex Shapiro
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Manhattan School of Music
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San Juan Islands

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PAPER CUT performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 11:25pm 0 Comments

Hello friends,


I'm really pleased to announce that my 2010 BandQuest commission Paper Cut (for wind band, prerecorded audio track and... printer paper!) will be performed at this year's Midwest Clinic by The Vandercook College of Music Symphonic Band, conducted by Charles Menghini. The concert will be at McCormick Place West on Friday December 16, 2011, at 1:30 p.m., and I'll be there. It would…


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At 1:17pm on December 23, 2009, Brian Balmages said…
It was great meeting you as well. I've spent some time on your website and am absolutely blown away by your music. It's nice to hear such a fresh sounding voice. I haven't listened to the actual CD you gave me yet, but have enjoyed the contrabass flute work and your writing for trumpet (I'm a trumpet player as well, but don't play professionally anymore due to my composing and conducting). Also, "Bioplasm" is fantastic. It's nice to hear you write something that sounds like it really belongs in that idiom, as opposed to an orchestration of something that sounds like it was written for something completely different. I'm sure you understand! Excellent writing!
At 3:22pm on December 5, 2009, Alex Shapiro said…
Hi Russ,

My scores can be purchased directly through my website at or through a number of distributors, including J.W. Pepper. Thanks for asking!
At 5:20pm on December 4, 2009, Russ Weaver said…
If members wish to purchase your compositions, do they click on the link above or do they visit another site?
At 5:16pm on December 4, 2009, Russ Weaver said…
Welcome to! World's largest of professional music educators all collaborating in the internet 2.0 format. From administrators to district coordinators, from private lessons teachers to accompanists, from retired band directors to folks on the front lines, and from directors to vendors; members are networked! Upload the files that you teach with for free storage and instant internet-based access! Then share these files if you wish, with either your colleagues or everyone on the private network.

again welcome,

Russ WEaver

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