Elizabeth Aleksander

D.M.A., Assistant Professor
Office: 235 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-7413
Email: ealeksan@utm.edu
Clarinet Studio




Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she teaches clarinet and music theory. She is a passionate teacher who strives to provide valuable learning experiences for her students. Since arriving at UTM in 2013, Dr. Aleksander has brought in visiting artists Corey Mackey, Bret Pimentel, and Christopher Nichols. She has also started a clarinet choir and established a clarinet studio recital to provide additional performance opportunities for her students. In addition to her work at UTM, she has taught clarinetists in Brazil, Mexico, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, and Arizona.


Dr. Aleksander performs in the LCD Faculty Woodwind Trio and with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Jackson Symphony Orchestra. She has performed a concerto with the Omaha Symphonic Winds and the Ohio University Clarinet Choir, and she’s played in the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and Omaha Symphonic Winds. She has performed or presented at a number of professional conferences, including for the International Clarinet Association, College Music Society, and Society of Composers, and she has been published in the ICA’s national journal, The Clarinet.


Philanthropy is also important to Dr. Aleksander, who recently began UTM’s Community Music Academy and who is in charge of planning outreach trips for the LCD Faculty Woodwind Trio. She is also active in Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity, most recently having served as Membership Trainer for the Bethel University colony and as Province Officer for Xi A Province. In addition, during her time in Nebraska, Dr. Aleksander began the annual outreach project Music at the Museum, which allows children to try different instruments and experience live classical music.


Prior to working at UTM, Dr. Aleksander taught at Midland University, Cornerstone Academy of Clarinet, and Southeast Community College in Nebraska. She holds a D.M.A. from the University of Nebraska, a M.Mus. with distinction from Northern Arizona University, and a B.Mus. summa cum laude from Ohio University. Her teachers include Diane Barger, Michael Sullivan, Rebecca Rischin, and Kevin Schempf.

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