Alex ShawArt Form(s):
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." Victor Hugo, poet
Alex Shaw is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, and arts educator specializing in Brazilian music traditions. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College (2000) and is a member of Philadelphia’s award-winning Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Director of the renowned Brazilian ensemble, Alô Brasil. A freelance arts educator since 2001, Alex regularly teaches and performs throughout the tri-state region and joined the music faculty at the University of the Arts in 2010. He currently serves as board member for LiveConnections.org, as well as a lead facilitator for their music education programming.