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musician

A multi-instrumentalist with a strong background in jazz and musical theatre styles, Alex has been playing professionally since age 15. Her primary love is the saxophone, but her studies in college also focused heavily on bassoon and contrabassoon, and her professional career has given her the opportunity to play gigs on bass clarinet, clarinet, and flute, and even occasionally vocals.

Alex studied and performed for four years at the Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, where she was fortunate enough to have the experience to play with and learn from Craig Fraedrich, Alan Baylock, Bob Larson, Dr. Ryan Romine, Dr. Timothy Roberts, Dr. Tyler Kuebler, Dr. Thomas Albert, and GRAMMY-winning saxophonist Luis Hernandez, to name a few.

She has played venues as wide-ranging as Constitution Hall, Castleton, the Strathmore, and the Royal Irish National Concert Hall, and can be heard most recently on the album "Bullettes & Friends" from Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes. While at Shenandoah, she also played bassoon and contrabassoon on the world premiere of Wynton Marsalis's complete revised Blues Symphony, a monumental genre-bending masterpiece coached extensively by Marsalis himself and conductor Jan Wagner.

Currently, she is a member of the Jordan English Jazz Orchestra based out of Martinsburg, WV and the Yesterday Swing Orchestra based out of Front Royal, VA and plays as a freelance musician in the greater DC area in both jazz and pit orchestra settings.