Education

Ohio University- Master of Music, Percussion Performance (2016-2018)

  • Jazz Studies, Drum Set, Contemporary Music

  • Awarded Graduate Service in Music Award

Ohio University- Bachelor of Music, Percussion Performance (2012-2016)

  • Graduated Cum Laude

  • Awarded Performance Major of the Year 2016

  • Awarded John Wesley Kelley Memorial Scholarship & Gateway Academic Scholarship

Reynoldsburg High School (2008-2012)

  • Graduated Valedictorian

  • Awarded John Philip Sousa Award & Band Boosters Scholarship

 

Teaching/Work Experience

Athens Community Music School

  • Private lesson instructor (2014-2018)

    • Drum Set, Percussion, Hand Drumming, & Mallet Students

  • Summer Fun Week Instructor (2015-2017)

Ohio University School of Music Graduate Assistant (2016-2018)

  • Teach classes in History of Rock, Percussion, Jazz Studies

  • Rehearse Jazz Ensembles

  • Organize Music Libraries, rehearsal spaces, university events, & other administrative tasks

Ohio University Percussion Club (2014-2018)

  • President/Treasurer of Student Organization

    • Organize On-campus events, invite guest artists to campus, organize budgets, apply for university funding

Guest Lecturer

  • Music Therapy Course "Multi-Cultural Percussion & Movement (2014-2018)

    • Basic Techniques and Aspects of Drum Set and "Western" Percussion

  • Western Brown High School Presentation "Percussion & Instrument Maintenance" (2018)

Marching Percussion Director

  • Fredericktown High School (2013-2016)

  • Reynoldsburg High School (2015, 2016, 2018)

  • Athens High School (Summer 2018)

  • Morgan High School (Band Camp 2018)

 

Performance Experience

Notable Performances

  • Carnegie Hall, NYC- Ohio University Wind Symphony (2017)

  • Nashville CMA Festival- Julia Neville Band (2018)

  • Nelsonville Music Festival- AaronMichaelButler.collective (2017 & 2018)

  • Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)- Ohio University Graduate Percussion Ensemble (2016)

  • Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble (2016)

  • Ohio University Ampersand Festival- composer & performer (2017-2018)

  • Ohio University World Music & Dance Festival (2012-2018)

Working "Live" Bands

  • Maxwell Hedron (2018-Present)

  • Julia Neville (2017-Present)

  • Largemouth Brass Band (2017-Present)

  • Wolfmen (2015-Present)

  • 6:5 Quartet (2015-2018)

  • Fathers of the Revolution (2012-2015)

Contemporary Music

  • KOI Percussion (2017-Present)

Ohio university ensembles

  • Jazz Ensemble 1, Jazz Combo 1, Jazz Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, African Ensemble, Indian Ensemble, Japanese Taiko Ensemble, Brazilian Samba Group, Steel Band

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

OHIO UNIVERSITY ENSEMBLES

  • Composed and arranged new music for Big Band, Jazz Percussion Ensemble, and Wind Symphony- performed and professionally recorded on and off campus.

  • Collaborated and composed with student dancers at Ohio University for solo and group pieces- performed live and recorded.

  • Click here for link to recordings: (Seth's Youtube Channel)

Working "Live" Bands

  • Seth currently arranges and composes music for the Largemouth Brass Band and 6:5 Quartet. He is also writing new music for projects that are underway.

Freelance writing

  • Composed and arranged music for marching percussion since 2012.

 

Dance Collaborations

Composer/collaborator

  • Group piece- "Between"

    • Choreographer Lily Gelfand, for Dancers, Cello, & Percussion

  • Solo piece- "How About, I Try"

    • Dancer Caroline Ciferno, for Prepared Vibraphone and Percussion

  • Composer- "The Paths Between"

    • by Seth Alexander, for Dancers & Wind Ensemble

    • Performed at the 2018 Ampersand Festival (Ohio University Wind Symphony)

  • Arranger- "A Public Conveyance"

    • by Corrinne Bailey & Wolfmen, for Solo Dance, Quartet, & Wind Symphony

  • Arranger- "Conductress"

    • Dancer Corrinne Bailey & Wolfmen, for Solo Dance and Trio

American College Dance Association

  • Accompanist for ACDA Conference hosted at Ohio University (2016 & 2018)

Azaguno Drumming & Dance Ensemble

  • Traveled and collaborated with artists around and outside of the country on the traditions of African dance and music- performing musician for group (2014-2016).

 

Recorded works

(Follow LINKS for recordings)

Wolfmen

  • The Man Who Disappeared (2017)

  • In a Quiet Place (2015)

ghost trio

  • Color Spectrum Series (2018)

Ohio University Wind Symphony

  • “A Public Conveyance” (Untitled work, recorded 2018)

  • Color + Light (2016)

Ohio University jazz ensemble

  • “Nakibembe” (Untitled Album recorded 2018)

Fathers of the revolution

  • Underground People (2015)