Composer Alexandria M. Mueller (b. 1991) is a Wisconsin native, a violist by training and profession residing in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began studying composition in 2007 with Dr. Charles Rochester Young at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She received her B.A. in Music from same university in 2013 where she majored in music with an emphasis on composition and Suzuki pedagogy.
Mueller’s musical influence includes film scores and folk music from around the world. Alexandria was awarded the Laird Exceptional Artist Award from UWSP which honor provided her a grant enabling her to attend an institute in Seattle to study film scoring with Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann following her graduation from UWSP. She has been accepted to the Master's in film scoring program at the Seattle Film Institute.
Mueller, an ASCAP composer, has written extensively for string orchestra, wind band and choir. Her works have been performed by ensembles of all ages and abilities.
Awards have affirmed the quality of Alexandria Mueller's compositions: for "Odyssey" she received first place in the 2012 Kenwood Symphony (Minneapolis, Minnesota) composition contest; won the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Music Department’s Wind Ensemble Composition Contest in 2012 for the band edition of "Odyssey"; an additional submission, "Russian Dance" placed third. She was commissioned to write a piece for the UWSP faculty chamber ensemble Trio Canna which she has entitled, "Dimashq."
In 2013, The Tempest, an orchestral composition, won Alexandria Mueller the James and Paula Nelson Young Composer’s Competition hosted by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
Mueller has served as a Teaching Artist in the Very Young Composers’ Project, a project that invites fourth and fifth grade students to create their own music. As a Teaching Artist, Mueller has had the opportunity to collaborate with the creator of the Very Young Composers’ Project, Jon Deak, from the New York Philharmonic.
Mueller is a Suzuki Instructor of Violin and Viola. She holds professional memberships in Phi Kappa Phi and in the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is a Presidential Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success and serves on the Board of Directors for Very Young Composers of Wisconsin.