"Studying with Alex is rewarding on so many levels and his preparation of the professional is absolutely second to none."
- Christopher Houston
Dr. Alexander Crosett has held teaching positions at Manhattan School of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and several major universities. Students of his have won prizes at international competitions (including the New York International Artists Competition) and performed at major venues worldwide. They have been admitted to programs at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, among many others. His private studio won Thumbtack's Best of 2015 and 2016, ranking #1 among its music lesson providers in New York City. He is a Steinway Educational Partner.
As a freelance music director, pianist, and vocal coach, Alex has worked with stars of Broadway productions of Fun Home, Finding Neverland, School of Rock, Annie, Pippin, Matilda, Miss Saigon, Billy Elliott, Newsies, Mary Poppins, Soul Doctor, Big Fish, Little Miss Sunshine, A Christmas Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shrek the Musical, The Assembled Parties, Enron, original West End productions of Miss Saigon and Cats, Broadway national tours of Mame, Annie and White Christmas, film including Into The Woods, and television's X-Factor, America's Got Talent, American Idol, Norwegian Idol and Chinese Idol.
Students of his have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, Steinway Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note in NYC and Tokyo, Feinstein's/54 Below, Cirque du Soleil productions across Europe and Asia, as well as the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
An accomplished classical pianist, Crosett has performed at New York Steinway Hall; Merkin Hall; Muramatsu Hall in Osaka; the Goethe-Institut Boston; the Euro Arts Festival in Leipzig; the Amalfi Coast Festival; IPF Madrid and Paris; Centre d'arts Orford in Quebec; Riverdale Society of Ethical Culture; Harvard University; the University of Virginia; Interlochen Center for the Arts; Lander University Artist Recital Series; and Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. His performances have also been featured on television and National Public Radio.
Crosett won the Silver Medal at the Osaka International Music Competition in Japan as well as top prizes at the ROIMC Atlanta Piano Competition and Interlochen Concerto Competition. He earned a master’s degree in Piano Performance at Manhattan School of Music as a student of André-Michel Schub and a doctorate from the University of Georgia under Evgeny Rivkin. He pursued additional studies with Jacques Rouvier and Eteri Andjaparidze, as well as masterclasses from such musicians as Aldo Ciccolini, John Perry, Peter Frankl, Ian Hobson, Solomon Mikowsky, Ann Schein, and Olga Kern.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Manhattan School of Music
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Manhattan School of Music
University of Georgia