Alexander Utendal (Ghent, 1543/1545 – Innsbruck, 7 May 1581) was a Flemish composer. Alexander Utendal was a native of Ghent, nowadays a Belgian city, back then part of Flanders and the Netherlands which were grounds of the Holy Roman Empire. Like many Flemish musicians and composers of his time, he served the Imperial family, the Habsburgs. This began already at a young age as a choirboy at the court of Mary of Hungary, sister of emperor Charles V and Ferdinand I of the Holy Roman Empire. She was given the position of Vogt (regent) of the Netherlands.