Alex Ehredt is a skilled saxophone performer and teacher with extensive experience teaching students at all levels, from beginners through university level. He has also published fifteen compositions for a variety of solo instruments and ensembles including solo saxophone, solo trombone, saxophone quartet, wind ensemble, and orchestra.
Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa, a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Redlands in California and is currently working on his dissertation (a Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble) for a Doctor of Musical Arts from UW-Madison. He has also completed coursework in music theory pedagogy at the University of Redlands. This coursework included in-depth study of designing and teaching music theory course sequences at the university level. In 2018, he participated in a Composers Workshop at the International Trombone Festival, where his work was featured among a group of select global artists.
As Alex has continued to develop his musical talent and advance his professional career in music, he also places high priority on sharing that legacy with the next generation of musicians.
“I wanted to teach because of the amazing teachers and mentors that have helped me throughout my career,” said Alex. “If it was not for my first private saxophone teacher, Bill Garton, I would never have grown as a musician to the point of being able to attend college as a music major. It has always been my goal to pass his legacy along to my students and help them achieve their musical goals.” – Alex