Alexandra Funes-Salazar

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Alexandra Funes-Salazar


Alexandra Funes-Salazar is a Salvadoran composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in New York City.

Ms. Funes-Salazar graduated from New York University with a master's degree in film scoring.

Her music is inspired by the intricate morphing characteristics of humanity, and it is recognized for its versatile blend of orchestral, synthetic, and popular genres. Her works include compositions for media and concert music, as well as commercial songwriting.

In media, Funes has worked as a jingle writer and producer for companies in El Salvador and the U.S. Her music can also be found in podcast series such as: NYU Production Lab’s Ignite Change series. Funes has worked as a lead composer in over 15+ films and documentaries and has worked as a musician (guitarist) for various films. Her range of work include local (U.S.) and international projects (Canada, Germany, Mexico, U.K.).

Alexandra's experience in film composition techniques as well as compositional range gave her the opportunity to work as a graduate adjunct instructor at New York University and has taught the MPAP course Group Composition: Screen Scoring. She has studied under composers Chris Hajian, John Kaefer and Greg Pliska, and some of her musical influences are Nicholas Britell, Alexandre Desplat, and Labrinth.

Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) and the Alliance For Women Film Composers (AWFC).

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