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2022 Missouri All-Collegiate Mass Steel Band

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

2021 PASIC Performance

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

Percussion Masterclass at Mizzou

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.

Percussion Masterclass at CCM

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.