Alejandra Jimenez, Producer/Composer/Arranger & Songwriter, was born on December 27, 1985 in the city of Cali, Colombia. She began her Music studies when she was only six years old when she joined her school choir. It was with the same choir that she had her first professional recording experience at age nine. During her school years she recorded for multiple TV transmissions and participated in shows such as the International Choir Festival performing music from Carmina Burana under the Direction of Paul Dury. At Age 18, Alejandra won her first songwriting competition with the submission of the first song she ever wrote Fall Apart “.
She received her first Bachelors in Music with emphasis in Sound Engineering and Contemporary Writing from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia— Receiving the MAZDA Scholarship for Arts and Science only after her first year. In 2010, Alejandra graduated with Honors and received awards for Best GPA and Outstanding student of 2010. During her time at university in Bogota, she performed three times for National Television on live broadcast TV in shows like the X Factor Colombia and Tv y Novelas Awards show as an accompanist and a solo performer. Alejandra also wrote two 30 second Commercials for Bogota’s National Lottery.
During her time at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Alejandra studied with Indiana University graduate, Juan Antonio Cuellar, singer, LA MONARETA composer, NYU film score graduate, and signed National Records artist, Andrés Huracancumbia, and Nicolas Uribe, a movie and television music writer as well as owner of LAGUNA RECORDS.
She started her voice lessons with Professor Carlos Godoy, a Venezuelan teacher and member of the Camerata of Caracas in Venezuela. During the same year she received a Full Scholarship from SGAE and Berklee College of Music to continue her studies on Contemporary Writing and Production. During the spring of 2012 she received the Outstanding Student Award from the CWP Department at Berklee College of Music from where she will graduate in May of 2013.
During her Berklee experience Alejandra has participated in featured productions such as the 2011 Folk Festival, CWP Spring 2011 Student Concert, Donna McElroy’s American Negro Spiritual Ensemble Concert, and the upcoming CWP Spring 2013 as an arranger and performer at the Berklee Performance Center. Alejandra has brought Colombian music to Boston through her with the group “La Babilla” and as a singer in the Boston Latin American Orchestra. She has also had seven of her musical theater arrangements performed by Berklee students, with great reviews.
While at Berklee, Alejandra has had the pleasure of studying with singers, Ann Peckham, Nichelle Mungo, Donna McElroy, Jodi Jenkins, arrangers and producers Jeri Sykes, Joe Carrier, Loudon Sterns, Winnie Dahlgren, Bill Elliot, Kurt Biederwolf, Sheldon Mirowitz, and songwriters Pat Pattison, Mark Simos, Jimmy Kachulis and John Aldrich.
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