M.M. Percussion Performance and Literature - Northwestern University (2012)
B.M. Percussion Performance - Truman State University
$50-60/hr (based on distance)
Background & Experience
Chicago percussionist Alex Monroe holds degrees in percussion performance from Northwestern University (M.M.) and Truman State University (B.M.). An advocate for contemporary art across mediums, Alex works to create, curate, and perform hybrid works of art that invite audiences into challenging, but accessible artistic spaces. As a contemporary chamber music performer, Alex has had the privilege of collaborating with the Grammy-winning ensembles Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion, and has performed on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series. A classically trained percussionist, Alex’s previous experience includes periods as Principal Percussionist with the Chicago Composers Orchestra and as an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where he performed dozens of public outreach concerts through the organization’s MusiCorps program. In addition to performing, Alex provides percussion coaching at the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Northern Michigan, and to other students in the Chicago area.