2018 ASCAP Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop

Alexander Symcox


Alex’s education began with piano lessons from age ten learning both jazz and classical music. His earliest writing came in the form of transcribing and playing different TV and film theme tunes for the piano and from here he then began his compositional journey scoring a school play aged sixteen.

He began private composition lessons at the Royal College of Music in London, followed by undergraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he graduated with highest honors in composition. In his four years of study, Alex had numerous live performances including six orchestral premieres and public recitals at venues including The British Museum London and The Bridgwater Hall. In 2015 Alex was the winner of the Oxford Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition with a live orchestral performance at Oxford Town Hall UK. The Same year Alex was accepted on the NYU/ASCAP Hollywood Film Scoring Foundation in New York, where he was mentored by famous film and TV composers which resulted in an orchestral recording from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. In late 2016, Alex was the recipient of the NYU Orchestral Residency, with a performance of his work at the Skirball Center in Manhattan of 2017 and later that year Alex attended the Hollywood Film Scoring Workshop in Vienna, which culminated in a studio recording at the Synchron Stage.

As well as classical music, Alex also has a great passion for electronic music incorporating electronic aspects into his work from ambient atmospheres to dark and gritty bass lines, he produces electronic music with a number of DJs from around New York City.

Alex has been mentored by Hollywood Film Composers such as Joe Kraemer, Conrad Pope. TV Composers such as Sean Callery & Mark Snow. He studied long term with film composer Chris Hajian.

Alex has been scoring films throughout his education and is currently in his final semester at New York University completing a masters degree in scoring for film and television. Alex is now based in Brooklyn New York, scoring 7films, documentaries and producing music. One of his most recent documentaries received its premiere at the 74th International Venice Film Festival in 2017.


2018 ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop