Alexander Ravitz

Undergraduate Academic Counselor

Department(s)

Academic Advising, New

Contact Information

Office Location: 
Chilton Hall
Office #: 
211E
Phone: 
940-369-7545

Alexander W. Ravitz is an Undergraduate Academic Counselor at the University of North Texas College of Music. In addition to his appointment at UNT he is a clarinetist based out of Denton, TX. Alexander is currently principal clarinetist with the Venice Symphony (Venice, FL).  As an active freelance musician, Alexander has performed with ensembles including the Naples Philharmonic, The Florida Orchestra and St. Pete Opera. Alexander is also an avid free improviser working with groups such as The Jamison Williams Trio and CRUX in performances and cd recordings of fully improvised music.

Alexander is currently studying at the University of North Texas in pursuit of a doctorate of musical arts degree in clarinet performance. He holds a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Louisville and a master of music degree in clarinet performance and instrumental conducting from the University of South Florida. Alexander taught a private studio of collegiate, high school, and middle school students from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in Florida and Denton ISD in Texas before his appointment at UNT. Alexander’s students are regularly accepted to All-state and All-county/region bands, and have received scholarships to study at prestigious music schools across the country.

As a soloist, Alexander has been a guest recitalist at festivals around the country, most recently at the International Clarinet Association’s New Music Weekend. As a contemporary collaborator, he has worked on many projects with visual artists, and dance companies including Rouge Dance and COBY Dance. As an advocate for new music, Alexander regularly appears in performances ranging from solo clarinet and chamber recitals performing in new-music concerts featuring the music of such composers as Vera Ivanova, Tyler Kline, James Ogburn, David Liptak, Wendy Wan-ki Lee, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Joseph Halmann. Alexander’s most recent commissioning project, liveoak for solo clarinet by Tyler Kline (currently in the process of being recorded), was a consortium he led of over 50 clarinetists and supporters of new music.

Alexander’s primary teachers have been Phillip O.Paglialonga, Calvin Falwell, Dallas Tidwell and Scott Ellington.