The music of Alex Heppelmann has been performed on the concert stage throughout the United States. His music explores a wide range of genres and styles, from pieces for chamber and large ensembles, to works for theatre, opera, film, and jazz. He was the recipient of the 2011 Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Scholarship in Music, the 2017 Roy Crane Award in the Performing Arts, the...

Click here for bio and more

Featured Works

For media, recordings, a downloadable CV and more, visit the Music tab.
For information about Alex Heppelmann as composer and instructor, visit About.

Interested in Lessons?

Alex Heppelmann currently offers either half hour or hour lessons via online platforms (Zoom, Skype, etc.). Alex teaches composition in numerous styles: contemporary classical, film, video game, jazz, song-writing, electronic, arranging and much more. Instruction includes composition, music theory, aural skills, and more if interested. Visit About for more information on Alex as a teacher and instructor.

Click here for more information on lessons with Alex Heppelmann, including pricing and available times.

Click here to contact Alex Heppelmann directly, or email him at

Upcoming and Recent News

Commission by and for soprano, Rachel Copeland. A set of songs set to texts by Christina Rossetti. Click here for more.

Rachel Copeland

Personal Website

Ongoing collaboration with percussionist Danielle Gonzalez as part of her Natural Beauty  Children's Series. Click here for more information.

Danielle Gonzalez

Personal Website

Commission for saxophonist, Andrew Harrison, to be performed at the NASA Convention in Arizona in March, 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic). Click here for more information.

Andrew Harrison

Personal Website

LEAVINGS, or The Borderland, opera with words by 2014–15 Penn State laureate, Susan Russell, and libretto by Gary Briggle, receives workshops and performances throughout 2019–20.

For a YouTube Playlist of excerpts,

click here.

Cry Wolf, an Opera for Young Audiences, wins 2017 Roy Crane Award. Premiered at the Cohen New Works Festival in Austin, TX April, 2017. Click here for more information.

For excerpts from the premiere,

click here.

Tetractys New Music commissions Alex Heppelmann. Premiere at First Street Studio in Austin, TX November, 2015. Click here for the recording.

Tetractys New Music


Click below to view more information on past, current, and upcoming events, projects, collaborations, and more.