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Alex Lu

Composer, Pianist, Educator

Composition and Performance (Piano), B.M. '04

My experience as a student at Biola was transformative, both musically and spiritually. The first-rate music faculty was nurturing and supportive of me, even years after I graduated. I am blessed to have made friends with students and faculty who continue to enrich my life.


  • M.M. Composition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
  • B.M. Composition, Biola University
  • B.M. Performance (Piano), Biola University
  • Alumnus, ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis
  • Additional studies at European American Musical Alliance in Paris

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)


  • Eco Challenge (Amazon Studios)
  • Night Hunter (Saban Films)
  • In Pursuit of Silence (Cinema Guild)
  • It: Chapters 1 & 2 (New Line Cinema / Warner Bros.)
  • Hostile Planet (National Geographic)
  • Seadrift (PBS Reelsouth)

Career Highlights

    • Assistant Director and Principal Accompanist, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus under Maestro Joseph Jennings
    • Cinema Eye Honors Outstanding Achievement in Original Score Nominee for "In Pursuit of Silence"
    • Adjunct Faculty, Glendale Community College (2011-2015)
    • Studio Artist, Composition, Biola University (2009-2018)


    • ASCAP David Rose Award
    • Diana Barnhart Sacred Song Competition prize winner
    • San Francisco Conservatory Choral Music Competition prize winner.
    • His chamber work, SUITE FOR FOUR was selected by the Penderecki String Quartet as a finalist in the Clefworks Competition.