Ever since Alice Firgau was a young girl, music was the driving artistic force in her life. Her professional profile was formed early: piano lessons at age eight, choral experience in her church choir as a teenager, and later under the batons of Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy and Eric Leinsdorf. She studied for a teaching career in music at Douglass College, Rutgers University, and continued at the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Music Literature degree with specialization in piano. Alice pursued multiple careers in music: Teaching, textbook publishing, and performing as a church musician. She taught music in the public schools and piano privately. She wrote and edited teaching lessons, created song lyrics and piano accompaniments to songs in basal music textbooks series that are distributed nationally. For years she served as a church organist and choir director and enjoyed the times her sacred choral compositions were performed by the choir. Now she works as a freelance organist and pianist with time to devote to composition. Her short piano pieces are technically uncomplicated and encompass a great variety of styles and moods. She soon realized that her compositions could become part of a piano student's recital repertoire. Her goal is to present this body of literature in recorded form for listener's enjoyment and in print for teachers of piano, their students, and piano aficionados alike. The result of composing at the piano, usually at midnight, can be heard on her 2-CD album, Expressions.