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A native to Montgomery County, PA, Alex Schmauk is the band director at St. Joseph the Protector School in Glenside and St. Basil Academy in Jenkintown. He has recently accepted a position as the trumpet teacher at Cairn University in Langhorne PA. In addition to these schools, he is also the founder and conductor of the Jenkintown Community Band, a year round ensemble for advanced high school students and adults. Over the last two years, Mr. Schmauk conducted the Archdiocesan Honor Band, a concert band comprised of the top instrumentalists in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
During his studies, Mr. Schmauk attended the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO as a part of their fellowship programs. While at Tanglewood, he worked with such notable conductors as Andre Previn, James Conlin, Seji Ozowa, and Robert Spano.
Mr. Schmauk is currently the Assistant Principal Trumpet with the New Jersey Capitol Philharmonic and Principal Trumpet with the Boheme Opera Co. in NJ. He has also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Helena Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Mr. Schmauk has also enjoyed working with popular performers such as Josh Groban, Anne Murray, Maureen McGovern and Kansas.
Alex Schmauk holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD, and a Master’s Degree in Trumpet Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.