Commercial Music Ensembles (MUS 39, 182, 184)
Intro to the Music Industry (MUS 120)
Music Production (MUS 130)
Music Production II (MUS 131)
Music Appreciation (MUS 20)
Rock History (MUS 28)
Dr. Ariel Alexander has gained recognition as a Los Angeles saxophonist, composer, educator and entrepreneur. Originally from St Louis, Ariel earned her B.A. at Indiana University and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. Ariel has worked as an arranger, transcriber, orchestrator, copyist and and performer for performances by Camila Cabello, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, John Legend, Steve Miller, John Mayer, Anderson.Paak, SZA, Miguel, Ella Mai, Juice WRLD, Bazzi, Nick Jonas, and many more. Her work has been performed at Coachella 2018, the BET Awards, the American Music Awards and the MTV VMA Awards. She also served as an arranger for the Fox TV Show, “The Four.”
As an active member of the music education community, Ariel has presented at the Jazz Education Network Conference, the Technology in Music Education Conference, and the California Music Educators Conference.
In addition to her experience as a performer and educator, Ariel is well-versed in Music Business and Arts Administration. She has served in leadership roles for several non-profit music education programs. In 2007, Ariel founded the mobile recording studio, Rock Star Workshop. In five years, the business recorded over 5,000 children.