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Skypehearsals

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Bring Alex, her music, and the Salish Sea into your rehearsal room or lecture hall, no matter where you are!

Alex really enjoys interacting with students and faculty during rehearsals and guest artist residencies. But when budgets and schedules don't allow for travel, Skype (or a Google Hangout!) has become the next best thing.


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Alex desk view with Bald Eagle and rainbow!
     

Whether for a rehearsal of a concert wind band piece or chamber work, or to bring Alex right into your lecture hall for an interactive discussion about the music business, Skype is a great tool. A composer's live feedback is valuable, and musicians smile when Alex turns her camera around to show them a source of her inspiration: the sea at her feet on Washington State's remote San Juan Island, with the occasional Bald Eagle or Orca whale gliding past.

The technology brings a unique dimension into the art of collaborative music-making, and connects students to the person-- and sometimes to the very funny stories-- behind the notes on their music stands.

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A Jan. 2012 Skypehearsal with Alex in her studio on
San Juan Island, and guest conductor Jerry Luckhardt
on the podium at Oregon State University,
rehearsing BENEATH.


A Dec. 2012 Skypehearsal with percussionist David Jarvis.


A March 2013 Skypehearsal with Alex in her studio, and band director Brad Schneider with Middleton High School in Wisconsin, rehearsing PAPER CUT.

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A December 2012 Skypehearsal with Alex in her studio, and band director Mary Bauer and Mt. Mansfield Union High School in Vermont, rehearsing PAPER CUT.
 
     

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Alex doing a Skypehearsal in her San Juan Island studio, February 2016.

 

Sessions are inexpensive and easy to arrange. To schedule a Skypehearsal with Alex, please send an email to:
skypehearsal@activistmusic.com

or leave a voice message at:
270-916-0093

 

 

 

 
     
Alex desk view during a storm

 

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And, to share a little more of Alex's world, visit her blog:

  In January 2006, Alex began Notes from the Kelp, her personal commentary from the beach. She regularly posts new insights to a large international following of "Kelphistos." Pairing her photos and her music in what she calls a "pixelsonic" experience, Alex invites readers to share the beauty of the environment which inspires her. Visit and drop her a note! blog link
     
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One of Alex's most requested Skypehearsal sessions is for PAPER CUT, her wind band piece that includes a prerecorded track, and printer paper! See Alex explain how to be a paper virtuoso (clip length: 4:48):


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