One of the most in-demand freelance musicians in the Midwest, horn player Mike Alexander is known for his versatility as a solo, chamber, orchestral, and commercial musician. Mike was appointed Principal horn of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra in 2019 after playing for several seasons as 4th horn.
In addition to performing in opera and ballet pits throughout Minnesota, Mike is a regular performer with both the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, and can be heard on multiple recordings with the Minnesota Orchestra. Outside of the classical scene, Mike has played the touring Broadway productions of West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and Wicked and has performed with myriad musical acts including The Who, Evanescence, Josh Groban, Weird Al Yankovic, The Indigo Girls, and Mannheim Steamroller.
Alexander holds a master’s degree in horn performance from the New England Conservatory, and a bachelor’s in horn performance with Artist Diploma from the Eastman School of Music. Mike is currently the horn instructor at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, Macalester College, and the MacPhail Center for Music, and has previously held teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and the University of St. Thomas.