Caleb Alexander, Visiting Professor of Music

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27 Jul 2018

 

Education:  Master’s degree in music of jazz performance and pedagogy from University of Missouri

Describe Your Classes:  Private instruction that incorporates a blend of music theory, music history, and technical fundamentals as well as the students’ interests

Most Important Learning Lesson:  How to learn. Learning doesn’t stop when you get a degree. There is at least one situation a day you can learn from. How to learn. Learning doesn’t stop when you get a degree. There is at least one situation a day you can learn from.
Most Rewarding Professional Experience: Making the record “Turning Blind Eyes” with Austin Jones and the Bootheel Boys

First Impression of Westminster:  A community steeped in a rich history that is looking to its future.

Reason for Teaching:  Originally it was to deepen my own knowledge and ability in playing—you don’t really know something until you can teach it. While this is still part of it today, I value the relationships that are built as well as the opportunity to help people discover the music they love.

Favorite quote:  “Beautiful thing about learning is no one can take it away from you.”

Book Everyone Should Read:  Ender’s Game—Learning to trust other’s abilities is vital.

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