Alexander Sanso is the newly appointed Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at BGSU. A native of Monroe, NY, He received his Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music where he double majored in music education and performance, along with a minor in jazz studies. After attending Potsdam, Alexander received his Master of Music degree in trumpet performance from Bowling Green State University. He is completing his DMA studies at The Ohio State University.
Alexander has had the pleasure of studying with Dr. James Madeja (Crane School of Music), Charles Saenz (Bowling Green State University), Timothy Leasure (The Ohio State University), Byron Stripling (The Ohio State University), and Dr. John Charles Thomas (Assistant Principal trumpet, Hartford Symphony). Sanso has performed with the Lima (Ohio) and Adrian (Michigan) symphony orchestras and can be heard on the Bowling Green Wind Symphony’s 2018 album as a section and principal player. While at Bowling Green, Alexander was a member of the Graduate Brass Quintet, coached by Dr. Andrew Pelletier. He maintains a private studio of students in the Columbus, OH and New York areas.
Alexander’s area of research focuses primarily on new works which feature the trumpet as a solo instrument. Additionally, his dissertation document centers around works for trumpet by underrepresented composers (Female and BIPOC). As a soloist, Sanso premiered Cooper Wood’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano in October of 2020 and has commissioned two works for trumpet and electronics.