Alex Pontious is an undergraduate Jazz Studies major, with an emphasis in Saxophone Performance at NIU and currently studies with saxophone professors Rich Moore and Geof Bradfield. Alex has had experience performing various genres of music on the saxophone for the past 11 years, including and not limited to jazz, blues, Latin, and classical. He has been a member of the NIU Jazz Ensemble, touring to multiple locations, and has also performed with the NIU Latin Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, and various other small groups. Alex has led others by example and provided assistance at school music camps. He was also a member of the Honors All-State Jazz Ensemble in 2014.
Alex is working to become a virtuoso saxophonist and he enjoys helping others reach their potential. He is engaged, positive, and strives to meet the needs of all students.