Kaufman Music Center
The New School, Mannes School of Music
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Alex Croxton began his cello studies at the age of twelve and went on to continue his studies at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase. His teachers have included Martha Gerschefski, Alan Stepansky and Julia Lichten. Croxton has received awards from the Atlanta Music Club, American String Teachers’ Association and Peabody Career Grant and has served as an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts Chamber Music Residency as well as Assistant Principal of the Maryland Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has studied with musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Laurence Lesser and Lorand Fenyves. A winner of the Artists International Special Presentation Award, Croxton made his Carnegie/Weill Hall debut in April of 2008.
As a mentor to young musicians Croxton has studied Suzuki pedagogy with Pamela Devenport, Sally Gross and Tanya Carey. He has taught at workshops and institutes in the NYC area, Georgia, Texas and Washington, D.C. and is a faculty member at Mannes Prep, the Music Institute of Long Island, Brooklyn Conservatory and St. David’s School.
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