Alexandra received her Bachelor's Degree from DePauw University in 2000, majoring in Music and Anthropology as well as completing premedical studies, after having spent her junior year studying harp at the University of Oregon. She then received her Master's Degree from Roosevelt University in Orchestral Studies in 2002, and did post graduate work at the University of Southern California in Harp Performance and Anthropology.
During her years of study, Alexandra's harp teachers included: Sarah Bullen, Sally Maxwell, Edward Druzinsky, JoAnn Turovsky, Harriet Thompson Moore, Kara Bershad, Faye Seeman, Joy Andreasen, and Neva Lydiard. She has also performed in many master classes given by such internationally known harpists as Skaila Kanga, Jana Bouskova, Marie Pierre Langlamet, and Bryn Lewis.
She has performed extensively throughout the country as a soloist, with small ensembles, as an orchestral harpist, and has appeared on ABC. Alexandra's playing,
"Is filled with care, artistry, and mature interpretation. She is a talented musician, well rounded in her knowledge of music, and has a healthy curiosity in areas beyond music."
(Donald Chen, conductor, faculty Roosevelt University.) "Everything I heard was sensitive, artistic, and had beautiful intonation." (Richard Ferrin,
violist emeritus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
In addition to playing, Alexandra has also given masterclasses and workshops in several areas from college planning/admissions to orchestral playing.
Alexandra has been teaching harp for twelve years
through her personal harp studio in Chicago, IL; at the
University of Southern California as a Teaching
Assistant, and now at her studios in Los Angeles at the Salvi Showroom in Palos Verdes and in Santa Ana. Alexandra utilizes the ABRSM program in her teaching as well as molding programs to fit young adults and adult beginners. She emphasizes well rounded training that includes solo training with musicianship and orchestral/ensemble playing.
Apart from Harp Activities, Alexandra also enjoys
coaching rowing and participating in sports and writing
articles for various journals including: The Journal of
the American Harp Society, Chicago Health Magazine, and
Atlanta Health Magazine. Alexandra is a strong supporter
of the American Harp Society through the competitions
and local chapters. She is currently the Vice President of the Orange County Chapter of the American Harp Society as well as serving as a member of the board of the American Harp Foundation. She has also served as one of the main
directors of the Anne Adams Awards Auditions for fifteen
years, and has also helped to run the National
Alexandra's cell phone: 949-554-9087
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