Sean Alexander is a professional trumpet player currently living in New York City.
Most recently, Sean spent a month performing with the World-renowned West Point Band in upstate New York. Sean is a three-time winner of the Manhattan School of Music Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition and is an Armenian General Benevolent Union Scholarship Recipient.
In the summer of 2019, he was a fellow at Festival Napa Valley where he performed trumpet with pop artist SEAL. Sean studied with Raymond Mase at the Aspen Music Festival during the summer of 2018. In 2017, he was a fellow and principal trumpet at the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As principal trumpet of the New York Youth Symphony, he performed at Carnegie Hall four times during their 2016-17 season.
Sean graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2016 where he was a finalist in the Interlochen Concerto Competition and played principal trumpet with the Interlochen Orchestra at Geffen Hall in the New York Philharmonic Biennial Celebration. Sean recently graduated from the Manhattan School of Music this past May where he received his Master’s degree in Orchestral Performance under the tutelage of Ethan Bensdorf of the New York Philharmonic. He is a recipient of the Manhattan School of Music President’s Award Scholarship and was recently interviewed by NPR about his “Motivation For a New Musical Work”. His past teachers include Thomas Smith, Ethan Bensdorf, William Gerlach, Raymond Mase, and Ken Larson. Sean was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA.