Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Alexandra Borden has been studying music from an early age. Due to her father's employment in the Navy, she experienced a variety of cultures at a young age from the constant relocation. Her upbringing embedded a love of classic rock in her for greats such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, and her all-time favorite, Billy Joel. However, no piece of music was more influential to her than John Williams's score for The Empire Strikes Back, played for her on her father's vinyl record player. With the release of the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack in 2001, Alexa knew that her passion was to create music for the screen.
Following her high school graduation, she attended Berklee College of Music and Moravian College, graduating with a degree in Music Composition. During undergrad, she composed, arranged, performed in, and directed a variety of shows and concerts. She cultivated her classically trained skills with the voice, piano, and harpsichord, while studying guitar, clarinet, saxophone, and a number of other orchestral instruments. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, she received the Graduate Merit Award Scholarship to attend Columbia College Chicago, where she graduated with a Master's of Fine Arts in Music Composition for the Screen. While attending Columbia, Alexa composed music for independent films, short films, video games, and plays. During this time she also co-founded Lexacon Studios with fellow composer Connor Cook.
Alexa Borden enjoys writing powerful, melodic compositions that encourage her to use unorthodox methods to create unique music for unique films, games, or other projects. She is constantly looking to innovate new orchestration, composition, sampling, and recording techniques to heighten the project and supplement existing themes within.
Alexa currently works in Los Angeles, where she lives with her fiancé and their adorable 6-toed cat, Red.