Alex Barsom - Young Composer
I grew up in La Canada, California, with two brothers - one older and one younger - and both my parents. Growing up, my parents always encouraged me to explore music and exposed me to many different kinds of music. So, when I was six, they signed me up for piano lessons, and ever since then, I have had a strong passion for music. Piano is my strongest instrument, but I also learned oboe, taught myself guitar, and joined choir. I have always liked personal challenges, and I tend to be motivated by difficult circumstances, as I have a deep desire to overcome such obstacles. This motivation has fueled my love for music and my desire to explore as many possible musical avenues. In addition to music, I enjoy backpacking - including summiting Mount Whitney with my friends - camping, traveling, and being with friends and family.