Alex Abreu

Highland Park, IL

Eastman School of Music, Master of Music, 2024
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music, 2021

Alex Abreu received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory and is currently a master’s student at the Eastman School of Music. While in Ohio, he performed with several groups in the Cleveland area including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and the Blue Streak Ensemble. Alex currently teaches at the Eastman Community Music School and spent last summer teaching at Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I spent a year as the Operations & Ensemble Personnel Manager at my undergrad before beginning my Master’s degree.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Gustav Mahler, Elizabeth Ogonek, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
I’ve recently been doing sudoku during practice breaks.

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am looking forward to working through a busy performance cycle with a full orchestra of fantastic musicians. Unlike most school programs, NRO allows us the opportunity to perform with a consistent roster of players for a full summer, which is a great opportunity to fine tune my own playing.