Welcome to Alex Ehredt Music
Dr. Alex C. Ehredt is a distinguished composer, saxophonist, and music educator renowned for his unique compositions that seamlessly integrate elements of contemporary classical music with the vibrant rhythms of rock, pop, and jazz. His works are deeply influenced by the human experience, as well as the intricacies of urban landscapes, creating a profound connection with listeners from all walks of life.
Currently serving as an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Tampa and Saint Leo University, Dr. Ehredt is committed to creating an inclusive learning environment. He emphasizes diversity in his teaching, drawing from a rich tapestry of musical traditions. His previous roles include being a music theory teaching assistant at the University of Redlands and a music theory instructor at the University of Tampa's summer music camps.
In his career as a composer, Dr. Ehredt has been honored with numerous accolades. Recently, he was the proud recipient of the 2023 WASBE Composition Competition award for his piece "Drive" for wind ensemble, a composition that was also performed at the 2023 WASBE conference in Brazil. This adds to his notable achievements, including the James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Composers awarded by the Atlantic Coast Conference Band Directors Association for his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble. Among his significant works are "Ouroboros," commissioned for the University of Tampa's "Ars Sonora" bell tower unveiling, and "Assimilation," a reflective piece on adapting to major life transitions.
As a saxophonist, Dr. Ehredt's talent is evident in his performances with the University of Tampa Faculty Saxophone Quartet and as a substitute member of the Florida Wind Band. His saxophone prowess and compositions have graced prestigious events such as the 2018 International Trombone Festival.
Dr. Ehredt holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Redlands, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from The University of Tampa. His ongoing commitment to music education, coupled with his exceptional compositions and saxophone performances, continues to enchant audiences and advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the music world.