Dr. Ariel Alexander has gained recognition as a Los Angeles musician, producer, educator and entrepreneur. Originally from St Louis, Ariel earned her B.A. at Indiana University and her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California.
She has worked on performances at the Superbowl Halftime Show (2021 and 2022), the Grammy Awards (2022), Coachella, the BET Awards, the American Music Awards, and the MTV VMA Awards. She served as the orchestrator for Billie Eilish's 2022 Performance at the Academy Awards. Her TV series credits include "That's My Jam" with Jimmy Fallon (2022), "The Four," "The Masked Singer" and BET's "Sunday Best." Ariel also is a producer and composer for Moonbug Entertainment, the world's largest children's media company, as well as several other children's apps and channels.
Other credits include transcription, arranging, and orchestration for Camila Cabello, Stevie Wonder, Eminem, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Steve Miller, John Mayer, Anderson.Paak, SZA, Miguel, Ella Mai, Juice WRLD, Bazzi, Nick Jonas, Nas, Usher, and many more.
As an educator, Ariel directs the Commercial Music Program at Saddleback College in Orange County, CA. Her teaching specialties include Music Production, Music Business, and Commercial Music Performance.
Her newest EP, "Office Hours," is available on all streaming services.
Ariel is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays an Aaron Drake mouthpiece and ligature.