Alex had a wonderful residency at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was invited as guest artist, composer, and arranger for the Milwaukee Mass Steel Band. He also gave a lecture and taught steel pan to music education students and led a separate masterclass for the percussion studio.
After months of planning (and two years of postponements due to COVID), Alex's coordination of the All-Collegiate Mass Steel Band for the Missouri Percussive Arts Festival came to fruition on April 9. Joined by special guest artist, Victor Provost, steel pan players from across the state and nearby Iowa closed out the festival with compositions … Continue reading 2022 Missouri All-Collegiate Mass Steel Band
On Thursday, November 11 Alex was featured at the first New Music/Research showcase concert for the 2021 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, IN. The theme for the concert was "poetic percussion." He performed Rania Chrysostomou's Τίλλειν for an intimate percussionist. The piece calls for bongos, two wood blocks, and wind gong, the latter … Continue reading 2021 PASIC Performance
Alex stopped by Pete Zambito's podcast where he talked about his upcoming performance at the 2021 Percussive Arts Society International Convention among other topics. Check out the episode below or any way you get your podcasts. https://soundcloud.com/user-229717478/petes-percussion-podcast-episode-269-alexandros-fragiskatos-2021
On October 19th Alex presented a masterclass to the percussion studio at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. There he talked with students about music for percussion and voice, previewed his upcoming 2021 PASIC performance of Rania Chrysostomou's Τίλλειν, and worked with a graduate student on a marimba solo for his upcoming recital.
On August 26th Alex presented a masterclass to the College-Conservatory of Music percussion studio at the University of Cincinnati. There he spoke with students about professional life after school, previewed his upcoming PASIC 2021 performance of Rania Chrysostomou's Τίλλειν, and demoed Joseph Celli's Snare Drum for Camus with Professor of Percussion, Jim Culley.
Alex is excited to be joining the Pacific Lutheran University Steel Band for two masterclasses in April. Alex will be teaching an arranging masterclass on April 8 and working with the steel band on April 20, as they prepare some of his arrangements for their upcoming concert. https://www.facebook.com/plusteelband/photos/270357527979837
In May 2020, Alex was honored to be a special guest on the Bethel Band Chat - Episode VI with former CCM classmate Mr. Paul Glader and colleague Mr. Sam Blair. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO68lN2Qo6A&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1TCv4x0U4oOBPN8sqjeKD4Y5FRqn3MboGNWgWmFcNxE6yTs4TkFC4hKfE
Alex's original composition, Unspoken Dialogue for flute and percussion, has been published by Elision Publications! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTIoxT7UfLg&feature=emb_logo