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.
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 studied at Ithaca College, graduating with a degree in Vocal Performance. During his time at Ithaca, Alex studied voice with Brad Hougham, opera studies with Brian DeMaris, and choral studies with Lawrence Doebler and Janet Galvan. Roles performed with the Ithaca College Opera include Orfeo in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, and Monostatos in The Magic Flute. He also served in an administrative capacity for the School of Music, assisting with admissions and graduate summer programs.
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.
Alex was recently named the Artistic Director of the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, where he'll conduct both their Mixed and Women's Ensembles. He is also the Associate Conductor of the critically-acclaimed Choral Chameleon, led by the renowned composer and conductor Vince Peterson. The recipient of the 2015 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, Choral Chameleon is currently in its 10th season, featuring performances at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a residency at Brooklyn's revolutionary arts venue National Sawdust. An ardent supporter of new music, Alex is also entering his fifth year 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.
A well-versed church musician, Alex is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Administratively, Alex previously worked as the Operations Manager for the Empire City Men’s Chorus, where he supported numerous organizational functions.
Alex maintains a private studio in Brooklyn, where he teaches voice, diction, and music theory.