Alex Barsom - Young Composer

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Alex Barsom (18) began studying piano under Dr. Kelly Anderson at the age of six. Alex has competed in Southwestern Youth Music Festival and received a Certificate of Merit for Piano Advanced Level. He also enjoys jazz music and has played piano for his high school jazz band and formed performing jazz groups with peers. Alex previously studied oboe under Marion Kuszyk, associate principal oboist of the LA Philharmonic, for three years and joined Glendale Youth Orchestra for one year. He found his passion for composition in the summer of 2017 and began studying with his current composition teacher, Professor Ian Krouse of UCLA, during the summer of 2018.