- B.A., Eastman School of Music
- M.M., New England Conservatory
One of the upper Midwest’s most sought-after freelancers, Mike Alexander was appointed as Principal horn of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra in 2019. A native of Duluth, Mike returned to Minnesota in 2014 after earning degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory.
In addition to performing in opera and ballet pits throughout Minnesota, Mike is a regular performer with both the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Mike is a faculty member of the MacPhail Center for Music and the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University and has previously taught at the University of St Thomas and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
As a soloist, Mike performed the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings by Benjamin Britten with New England Conservatory’s Philharmonia Orchestra, Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Camille Saint-Saëns’ Morceau de Concert with the Duluth Symphonic Winds, and principal horn on Schumann’s Concert Piece for Four horns and Orchestra with the Itasca Symphony Orchestra.