Alex Wolff has quickly gained a reputation as one of the Midwest’s most versatile trombonists. Principally a tenor trombone player, Alex also performs frequently on alto trombone and bass trombone. After graduating from high school in his hometown of Mandan, North Dakota, he earned his BM in Performance from the University of Minnesota.
Alex has performed with many diverse groups throughout the Midwest, including Copper Street Brass, Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, and Davina and the Vagabonds. In the summer of 2008, Alex was selected as one of only 21 members of the Disney All-American College Band. He spent the summer performing with some of the world’s elite musicians including Alex Iles, Jiggs Whigham, Rick Baptist, and the Army Blues Band. In 2014, Alex was selected as a finalist for both the Eastern Trombone Workshops’s National Solo Competition and the prestigious Frank Smith Solo Competition at the International Trombone Festival. His multifaceted trombone sound can be heard on all of CSB’s recordings, as well as on legendary Grammy award winning blues artist Big Walter Smith’s album “Royal Blue Cadillac''. Alex is an S.E. Shires Performing Artist.
In his position as Copper Street’s Executive Director of Operations, Alex is responsible for many of the tasks that keeps the organization running. He is the primary contact for concert and educational booking and tour routing, and is the business manager for the group. Alex ensures that the organization meets its budget target for operational income and expenses, maintains all general ledgers and bank accounts, prepares taxes and year-end financial materials, and manages payroll. His skills in the business of music have made him a desirable consultant for other local arts organizations like VocalEssence.