Alexander Singer

Alexander Singer has been actively involved with numerous musical projects on the West Coast. Currently, Singer is a member of the Orange County Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Since 2008, he has held the positions of Doctoral Percussion Teaching Assistant and Assistant Conductor of the Thornton Percussion Ensemble at the University of Southern California while working on his Doctorate in Percussion Performance. As a soloist, his performances of the third movement from Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra Op. 148a by Tomas Svoboda received honorable mention at the University of Oregon’s Concerto Competition in 2007 and 2008. Along with his brother Zachary Singer, he has created a competitive percussion/marimba duo. Together, they have performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA. Singer has performed with such ensembles as the Newport Symphony, Global Symphonic Band, Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and the University of Oregon’s PRAXIS Marimba Quartet. Singer worked with renowned conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Mei-Ann Chen, Carl St. Clair, Ray E. Cramer, Larry Livingston, and Robert Ponto. Singer holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Oregon under the direction of Dr. W. Sean Wagoner and Professor Charles Dowd in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2005, he was admitted to the Zeltsman Marimba Festival and received individual coaching from percussionists Nancy Zeltsman, Naoko Takada and Peter Prommel. He has been guest conductor University of Oregon’s University Percussion Ensemble and University of Southern California’s Thornton Percussion Ensemble. Throughout Oregon and Southern California, Singer has also been an active clinician and educator in the field of classical percussion.