Hello: I’m Alex, and I want to welcome you to my humble website. I have held positions playing horn with many orchestras around the country, including the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestras, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. I appeared regularly onstage with numerous other groups around the San Francisco Bay Area, across the United States and internationally. This included frequent performing and touring as an extra with the San Francisco Symphony, participating in various festival orchestras, as well as solo and chamber music engagements. I also held teaching positions at Centre College in Danville KY, and San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.
I hold a B.M. from Norhwestern University, and an M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying primarily with Gail Williams and Robert Ward. In addition, I studied at several music festivals including the Tanglewood Music Center, National Repertory Orchesta, National Orchestral Institute, and Spoleto Festival.
I really enjoy walking around San Francisco with my wife Katie, and generally all aerobic activity outside. I also love brewing beer and have worked professionally in several breweries. Other interests include reading (Murakami is my favorite author, since you asked), watching sports, and film noire.
Since being diagnosed with focal dystonia, I have been immersed in the deep abyss of learning software engineering through Gordon Zhu’s incredible Watch & Code curriculum, while enjoying multiple walks each day with many distinguished canine friends around San Francisco.