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Alex AppelAlex Appel | MYO Coach

Alex Appel is attempting to narrow the gap between classical music styles and contemporary genres by both composing and performing works for live acoustic percussion with electronics. A native New Yorker, Alex is no stranger to the stage, having performed with large ensembles in American venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Adrienne Arsht Center, and Benaroya Hall, as well as internationally in London, Scotland, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, and China. He has kept his hands busy during the summer, participating in the Aspen Music Festival, the So Percussion Summer Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival. Alex has also performed with various contemporary chamber groups in intimate venues like the Secret Theatre and Silent Barn. Alex enjoys composing percussion music and has had multiple works performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble. He also produces original electronic music which can be found at www.soundcloud.com/percappel. Alex received his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from NYU under the direction of Jonathan Haas and his Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Miami in the studio of Svet Stoyanov and Matthew Strauss.

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