Skip to Quicklinks
Skip to Quicklinks

Dr. Ariel Alexander

Dr. Ariel Alexander has gained recognition as a Los Angeles jazz
saxophonist, composer, and educator. Originally from St Louis, Ariel
earned her B.A. at Indiana University and her M.A and Doctoral degrees
from the University of Southern California. Ariel has presented
concerts throughout the US, South America, Europe and Asia. She
recently performed and arranged for the "We Love Ella" tribute on PBS
on which she performed with Take 6, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Patti
Austin, Stevie Wonder, Ruben Studdard, James Moody, Jon Faddis, and
Monica Mancini. Ariel also arranged for and plays on Steve Miller's
(Steve Miller Band) forthcoming CD to be released on Capitol Records.

In addition to her experience as a performer, Ariel is well-versed in
Music Business and Arts Administration. In 2003, she founded a
non-profit jazz education program in Bloomington, Indiana. She also
served as Program Coordinator for the Thelonious Monk Institute of
Jazz.  In 2007, Ariel founded Rock Star Workshop
(, a mobile recording studio. Managing a
staff of seven, she plans and books over 150 events a year, recruits
and trains event coordinators and maintains a comprehensive internet
marketing program.


Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012

Return to Faculty and Staff


© The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510 • 910.521.6000