Alan J. Hankers is a composer and pianist residing in Long Island, New York. He has written for various mediums, including concert works for large ensembles, vocal music, solo and chamber music, and film scores. His works have been performed and commissioned by artists such as the Atlantic Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble, Calidore String Quartet, the South Carolina Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra, and many others.
Alan has been a recipient and honorable mention in numerous competitions, including the 2013 Music + Culture International Composer’s Competition and the 2014 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Award.
As an active pianist, he frequently performs as a soloist and collaborator. Beyond the concert hall, he is the full-time keyboardist in the band Painted In Exile. Since joining in 2012, he has performed throughout North America along side several other internationally recognized artists.
Alan graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the State University of New York Fredonia. He studied composition with Karl Boelter, Sean Doyle, Rob Deemer, and piano with Sean Duggan. Alan is currently a graduate student at Stony Brook University, where he studies composition with Matthew Barnson and Perry Goldstein.