Biography

Alexandre Carlin is a music teacher, composer and band conductor from France. He began playing the clarinet and after classical studies, he decided to enroll at the University of Paris Sorbonne. He discovered orchestral conducting and writing for band with Désiré Dondeyne, former conductor of the french police symphonic band of Paris.

In 2012 he followed composer Stéphane Bortoli’s composition classes at the Mantes en Yvelines conservatory. The same year, he also took lessons in film music composition at the Levallois-Perret conservatory. He became associate professor of music in 2020.

Since 1996 he has been director of the « Société Musicale de Bû », conducting the beginning band and the concert band, and managing the music school. Since 2014 he is also a music teacher at Charles de Gaulle middle school in Bû and since 2020 at Rotrou high school in Dreux.

Member of SACEM since 1995, its catalog consists of original works for concert band, brass band, young band, instrumental pieces for competitions and exams, and arrangements.

He currently lives in France, 60 kms south-west of Paris, with his wife Ingrid, and their three children Fiona, Sean and Eileen.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in musicology from the University of Paris IV Sorbonne
  • State diploma in instrumental ensembles conducting
  • Certificate of Musical Studies in Composition

Commissions & Awards

  • Petite Rhapsodie (CB) - Recquignies Concert Band
  • Ballade pour Saxophone (Alto Sax & CB) - Arrou Concert Band
  • Honneur et Gloire (CB) - Lèves Military Band
  • Licorice Fantasy (2 Cls & CB) - Le Perray Concert Band
  • Suite Mainvilloise (CB) - Mainvilliers Concert Band
  • The Tower (CB) - Auneau Concert Band
  • Epic Variants (Bass Cl & CB) - Anet Clarinet Day
  • Journey through the galaxy (BB) - Brandon Valley Intermediate School
  • 1st prize of the composition competition organized by the french Confédération of military bands (2003),(2004)
  • Finalist in the composition competition organized by the Franch Confederation of Community bands (2005)
  • 2nd prize of the composition competition organized by the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) with his Euphonium Concert in 2019

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Featured Works/Titles

  • Ostirock

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Light / Novelty

  • Across The Universe

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Programmatic

  • Greet The Champions

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Openers / Fanfares

  • Journey Through The Galaxy

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Programmatic

  • Funfair Day!

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Programmatic

  • Over The Hills

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Marches / Galops

  • Rock Solid

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Light / Novelty

  • Treasure Map

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Programmatic

  • Courage And Bravery

    By: Alexandre Carlin

    Marches / Galops