Christine D’Alexander, D.M.A., holds degrees in viola performance from Arizona State University (BM) and music education from the University of Southern California (MM, DMA).
Professor D’Alexander has been an active music educator both in California and Illinois, where she has established multiple orchestral programs for youth, and has taught strings, general music and theory classes. She has adjudicated district and state-level music competitions and festivals, and worked with various community music and outreach programs throughout the country. Her research focuses on children’s participation in community youth orchestras and the integration of music programs within underserved neighborhoods. Her work has been presented in multiple platforms throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and recently published in Revista Internacional de Educación Musical and ISME Community Music Activity Conference Proceedings.
D’Alexander holds certifications in both Kodaly and Orff pedagogy, and is a member of the National Association of Music Education, American String Teachers Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society, International Society for Music Education and American Viola Society. Previous positions held include visiting faculty at Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Program Director for Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s signature orchestral program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), at the LA County High School for the Arts.
D.M.A., University of Southern California
Instrumental Music Education