A member of the NYU Gallatin School Class of 2018 studying Music & Performance in the Culture with a great ear for emerging talent seeking internships in music production, scouting, A & R, touring, promotions, music supervision and the broader music industry in the greater Los Angeles area. Passionate about rap, hip-hop, jazz, EDM, indie pop, alternative and more.
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“We knew he was destined to be in the music industry when he picked up my left-handed guitar at around age 9 and played it correctly–upside down!” says Alec Boyer’s mom, Susan. Shortly thereafter, Susan and Alec’s dad, Wayne, bought him his first electric guitar for Christmas and enrolled him in lessons, where his instructor, Wayne Lazar, proclaimed him one of the most naturally gifted students he had ever had.
The next year, Alec’s parents bought him an electric bass while he taught himself drums at school. By the time he was in 8th grade, he added mandolin to his instrumental repertoire.
He got to be the only middle-schooler in a high school production of “Dark of the Moon” playing mandolin in the musical ensemble, where he met director Jenifer Coté. The following summer, he played bass in the student edition of “Rent” at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, where he met soon-to-be musical collaborator, Daniel James.
Alec, Daniel and several other musicians in the “Rent” ensemble stayed together as the alternative/rock band, Helladownunder, playing several local venues including Cafe Azul, the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts and the Petaluma County Fair. Alec played electric bass, acoustic guitar, drums and sang backing vocals in the band.
In high school, Alec picked up the ukelele (a favorite of Sonoma Academy’s musical director, Doug Gallagher), and performed in the musical ensemble for the fall 2010 play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” The following year, he played stand-up bass in the musical ensemble for the fall 2011 production “Urinetown.” Co-musical director, Benjamin Mertz, went on to hire Alec as the bassist for a local production of “Spring Awakening,” the only teen in an otherwise adult ensemble.
Having completed two summer camps on electronic music production, at Stanford and the Musician’s Institute, Alec went on to collaborate on the original score with Daniel James for the fall 2012 Sonoma Academy production of “Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses.”
Alec continued to develop his vocal and instrumental repertoire by appearing in the winter 2012 Sonoma Academy A Capella Choir concert, featuring the songs of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, for which he also played banjo, drums, and bass guitar.
In January 2013, Alec accompanied several Sonoma Academy classmates, along with musical director, Doug Gallagher, on a tour of the Blues Trail from New Orleans to Memphis, an odyssey that inspired the Spring 2013 Blues Concert. Here is Alec on drums for “I Got My Mojo Workin'”:
Putting some of the techniques he learned during Summer 2013 Music Production & Technology camps at NYU’s Steinhardt School and the Berklee College respectively, Alec took his musical instructor Doug Gallagher into the studio in the Fall of 2013 to record Doug’s original track, “Levee Worm Blues.” Here is the final, mastered track, soon to be available on iTunes:
He co-wrote, co-engineered and played bass on his group’s production of Funky City during the NYU Steinhardt camp:
He was voted one of four Student Directors for the Spring 2014 Evening of the Arts at Sonoma Academy. Here is Alec with his co-directors, Marshall, Alice and Mitra, play the Leonard Cohen classic “Hey That’s No Way to Say Good-Bye”:
He was accepted into the NYU Class of 2018, studying Music & Performance in the Culture. While at NYU, he was awarded the Special Commendation: NYU Expository Writing Program in Fall 2014 and has made the Dean’s List every semester from Fall 2015 through Spring 2016.
Alec served as an intern in the music department for Activision during the summer of 2015 and for Quincy Jones Productions in 2016. Read all about his experience at Quincy Jones Productions here.