Artist Bio

Alex Shaw is a percussionist, vocalist, composer, and arts educator specializing in Brazilian music traditions. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College (2000). Alex 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 a board member for, as well as a lead facilitator for their music education programming.