Alexandre F. Soares
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am thrilled to be Strings Educator at the Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts. Originally from Brazil, I began studying the violin at the age of 8. At age 14, I participated in my first international music festival and performed at the Latin American Youth Orchestra Conference in Argentina. In 1993, I came to the US to study with Oscar Ravina of the New York Philharmonic. As an undergraduate student at Montclair State University I taught at the Montclair Preparatory Center for the Arts, the Newark Academy and the Montclair Kimberley Academy. While completing my graduate studies, I served as a Visiting Specialist for the New Jersey Chamber Music Society in several Essex County schools. I have seventeen years of experience directing the String Programs two other school districts before joining NBPS in 2018. I served as Co-Chair of the Orchestra Division of the North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) from September 2007 through June 2009. As a music educator I continue to be active as a performer. Past performances include venues at Carnegie Hall, NJPAC and Paris, France.
We are fortunate to have Mr. Alexandre F. Soares as a contributing author. Currently he serves as our editor of strings publications!