Alec Hall came to Columbia as a DMA student in composition in 2009. He holds an MA in composition from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.M in composition and violin performance from McGill University. His music has been performed throughout Canada, Germany and the United States. Alec has been commissioned by a number of ensembles and chamber groups as well as music for film. He has taken part in lessons and masterclasses with such composers as Helmut Lachenmann, Tristan Murail, Wolfgang Rihm, Brian Ferneyhough, Philippe Manoury, Roger Reynolds, and Chris Paul Harman among others. He has also worked with such violinists as Ellen Jewett, Yehonatan Berick, Mark Fewer and Phillipe Djokic and has studied improvisation with David Borgo.
Dr. Hall completed his DMA in Composition in fall 2015.