Saxophone and clarinet instruction in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Alex Doyle grew up in Houston, Texas, where she began playing the clarinet in sixth grade. After years of Texas band, she attended the University of Houston, earning bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and print journalism, as well as a minor in Creative Works through the UH Honors College. She moved to Cincinnati to earn her master’s degree in clarinet performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Her lecture recital, “Breaking the Glass Clarinet,” is an ethnographic project considering the solo clarinet works of Joan Tower and Libby Larsen. Her DMA document is “From Oddity to Familiar Friend: The Bass Clarinet within the Operatic Repertoire,” which examines the roles of the bass clarinet in selected operas.
As a performer, Alexandra most enjoys playing in the clarinet section of a symphony orchestra. She has performed with the Lima Symphony Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Queen City Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Texas Medical Center Orchestra, Galveston Symphony, Baytown Symphony, Symphony North of Houston, and others. During summer seasons, Alexandra has attended the Orchestral Institute Napa Valley, Texas Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, Taneycomo Music Festival, and the Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy.
In 2019, Alexandra joined the faculty at the Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, Ohio, where she is the Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet. Before moving north, she taught in Houston-area public schools for four years, including as a private lesson instructor at Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas. She maintains a private studio and offers online clarinet and saxophone lessons to those outside the Cincinnati area. Alexandra is thrilled to be teaching in Northern Kentucky, where she has lived since 2016. Check out her website here!