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Background

Bio (long)

As a multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and audio engineer, Alex Price has enjoyed a growing career over the last decade. He is a violist with the Johnstown and Altoona Symphony Orchestras, the bandleader and guitarist of regional jazz-fusion group The Inner Urge, auxiliary strings with local songwriter Jason Gamble, a studio musician, and freelancer in the Pittsburgh jazz community. Occasionally, he covers fretted instruments for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Erie Philharmonic. Recently, he has licensed his own music for use in films such as Sustaining Grace (2022) and Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest thriller, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon (2022). Prior to returning stateside, he had spent years working onboard cruise ships around the world in the theaters on multiple Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise vessels, eventually ending up as the guitarist in the house band onboard the world-famous Cunard ocean liner, The Queen Mary 2. As a musician, he is known in the area for his proficiency across a number of genres ranging from rock to classical, jazz, and gospel. He is a strong sight reader and as a house band musician has backed up acts such as Bernadette Peters, Sheena Easton, Mark Preston (The Lettermen), trumpeter/vocalist Georgina Jackson, guitarist Ben Mills, and singer/actors Scott Logsdon and Steven Bor. His music is distributed through AWAL, a division of Sony Music.

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Education

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Tellus360 - Lancaster, PA (2021)

Alex holds Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education (BSEd) and Performance (BFA) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated in 2016. While there, he was a double instrument major studying jazz violin with Dr. Stanley Chepaitis and classical guitar with long-time PSO musician Irvin Kauffman. He was featured as a soloist alongside a faculty & alumni concert with Doc Severinsen in 2014 and as concertmaster during a side-by-side with the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2015. After a few years spent freelancing, he returned to academia in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance (MM) from Duquesne University. While there he studied guitar with Mark Koch and Eric Susoeff and arranging/composition with Mike Tomaro before graduating in 2022.

Alex is an enthusiastic skier and lives with his wife and cats in Johnstown, PA.

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Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Fest (2022)

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Performing Mahler Symphony no.2 with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

For booking, lessons, and business inquiries, please fill out the form on the contact page.

Alex is available for:
Freelance - both solo and with a trio or one of his side projects
   - Weddings, corporate events, private parties, etc.
As a sideman - guitarist & string specialist / auxiliary roles
One-on-one instruction - online through Skype & Zoom
Gear demos & reviews
Recording sessions - both remotely and in person in Pittsburgh

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Some Kind of Jam 15 with The Inner Urge (2021)

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Chris' Jazz Cafe - Philadelphia (2018)

Bio (short)

Alex Price is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger, and audio engineer. He can be found performing across the western Pennsylvania region in various symphonies, jazz groups, and pop ensembles. Prior to returning to work in the United States, he had spent years performing internationally in theaters onboard cruise ships, most notably the world famous ocean liner, the Cunard Queen Mary 2. A proficient sight reader and improviser, Alex has found work in a wide variety of genres ranging from jazz and classical to rock and gospel. Recently, he licensed music to a few films, including Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon. He has Bachelor’s degrees in music education and performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2016) and a Master’s in jazz guitar performance from Duquesne University (2022).

Photo Gallery

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North Appalachian Folk Festival (2022)

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With Bernadette Peters (2022)

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With Sheena Easton & the Erie Philharmonic (2022)

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With the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (2022)

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With Jason Gamble (2022)

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With Wycliffe Gordon (2022)

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Heinz Hall - Pittsburgh (2015)

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With the Pittsburgh Symphony (2015)

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With Doc Severinsen (2014)

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Flood City Church (2020)

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With And You, Brutus? (2019)

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Crossing the Suez Canal while working onboard the Queen Mary 2

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