Alex is a Brooklyn-based conductor, singer, teacher, and administrator who has performed and directed award-winning ensembles, and has worked with some of the most important arts organizations in the United States. He recently began his first season as Artistic Director with the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, conducting both their Mixed and Women's Ensembles. In August of 2018, he made his Lincoln Center debut, serving as a conductor for the world premiere of John Luther Adams' In the Name of the Earth, which featured over 600 singers at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
An upstate New York native, Alex was lucky enough to take advantage of many rich opportunities - composition studies with George Tsontakis, voice lessons, participating in choral activities, and directing a contemporary music group at church helped cement a desire to pursue a career in music.
Alex holds a BMus from Ithaca College, where he studied voice with Brad Hougham, opera studies with Brian DeMaris, and choral studies with Lawrence Doebler and Janet Galván.
Upon graduating, Alex moved to New York City, where he was one of the inaugural staff members at OPERA America’s National Opera Center. After leaving this position to pursue performance exclusively, Alex served as the Assistant Conductor of the Ridgewood, NJ-based Ars Musica.
He is also the Associate Conductor of the critically-acclaimed Choral Chameleon, led by Vince Peterson. Recent projects include residencies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Brooklyn's National Sawdust. An ardent supporter of new music, Alex serves as Singer-Faculty at Choral Chameleon’s annual Summer Institute, where he’s worked with visionary leaders such as Matt Oltman, Mark Shapiro, David Conte, and Vance George. Previous projects with Choral Chameleon have included a performance of Philip Glass' Madrigal Opera and a collaboration with singer/songwriter Caroline Polachek.
A well-versed church musician, Alex is the Director of Music and Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Administratively, Alex previously worked as the Operations Manager and guest conductor for the Empire City Men’s Chorus, where he supported numerous organizational functions.
He maintains a private studio in Brooklyn, where he teaches voice, diction, and music theory. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and striving to brew the perfect cup of craft coffee.