BIO

Alexia Perez is a professional saxophonist, enhancing the community with adjuvant efforts.

She is a dedicated educator in the Baton Rouge area and online. Along with her private studio, Alexia is a critically acclaimed teacher on takelessons.com. Teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet, and ukulele lessons, she has been contracted with the company since 2014. She has been contracted with In Home Music Teachers Baton Rouge since 2018. Alexia was the Lessons Manager at Guitar Center, cultivating an environment of music appreciation. Her lesson program had the highest student enrollment of the nation in January 2019. Alexia is currently the School of Music Recruiter at Louisiana State University, where she oversees the music admissions office, coordinates recruitment efforts, and advises incoming students. She also supervises the LSU Music Ambassador program and has instituted the Diversity & Inclusion Student Organization, the first of its kind within the LSU School of Music. Alexia recently joined the Key Leaves Team as their Executive Assistant, working with a company that devotes their efforts to enhancing the life of woodwind instruments. 

Alexia is passionate about diversity, inclusion and advocates for the underrepresented population in saxophone. As an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, she serves as the Social Media Coordinator in the Committee on the Status of Women. Alexia works with the committee members in sharing their mission and ideals through the online platforms. In her current position at the LSU School of Music, Alexia is constantly advocating for students who want to pursue music to their peers. Working to educate the public on music career opportunities, she has presented a lecture at the 2020 NASA Biennial Conference, speaking on how saxophonists can work to take initiative and becoming successful in their own career path. Since then, the lecture has been presented at several universities to students with integrated instrumentation and experiences. Alexia has recently joined the Marketing and Communications Committee for the National Saxophone Museum, where she serves as their Social Media Coordinator. 

As a performer, Alexia has performed at the 2017 NASA Regional 6 Conference, with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and with the LSU Threepenny (Die Dreigroschenoper) Opera. She has recently placed first in the graduate division of the 2018 NOLA Chamberfest with the Magnolia Saxophone Quartet. She has also participated in the 2017 Ocala Symphony Young Artist Competition and has premiered works for composers Jase Nugent and Luciano Correa. She performed in Duo Vim, where the saxophone duet has given a masterclass and performed a Guest Artist Recital at the University of North Florida. Alexia currently performs as a soloist, and creates video content that appeals to a wider audience, bringing more awareness to what the saxophone is capable of.

Alexia attained her education at various universities, with her highest level earned as a Master of Music from Louisiana State University, under Dr. Griffin Campbell. She completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of North Florida under Dr. Michael Bovenzi and studied with Jeremy Williamson at Seminole State College.

Ongoing Efforts

During Alexia's time as a professional saxophonist, she works to play other significant roles within the field.

School of Music

Louisiana State University

The LSU School of Music offers a comprehensive music program with nearly 400 majors. It has over 50 faculty, 20 professional staff and 90 graduate assistants. It sponsors over 300 recitals, concerts, operas, and lectures each academic year. The LSU School of Music has a rich history and tradition of musical excellence in academic and performance pursuits. Recently celebrating its centennial anniversary, the School of Music was one of the first music programs to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music in 1932. With sustained excellence in its academic and performance programs, the School of the Music has been selected twice by LSU as a “Foundations of Excellence” program on campus.

Key Leaves

Woodwind Care Products

KEY LEAVES® is a Seattle-based family business specializing in woodwind care products that leave keys open to dry clean. Key Leaves was founded by Rulon Brown, a professional sax player and music teacher who grew up fixing horns at his local music store. Like all saxophonists, he ran into the problem of sticky key pads that cause playing malfunction and costly repair. So he created natural-care products that leave keys open to dry clean. The outstanding results are thrilling to sax players and educators eager to protect precious instruments and keep their horns playing well!

National Saxophone Museum 

Preserving the Past, Celebrating the Present

The National Saxophone Museum presents an extraordinary collection of rare and historically significant saxophones paired with related artifacts that are part of our musical history. The collection features many vintage and modern saxophones that are either extremely rare (even one-of-a-kind) and/or represent specific milestones of achievement in the development of the instrument. In addition to the instruments, museum-goers will also enjoy perusing our collections of saxophone accessories, old manufacturing photos and films, vintage catalogs and product memorabilia, vintage and antique books and periodicals, and an interesting compilation of historical saxophone recordings. This singular opportunity to connect to music history has been curated to educate, entertain, and inspire.

Committee on the Status of Women

North American Saxophone Alliance

The Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) promotes gender equity in areas related to saxophone, supports the professional development of women and gender non-binary members in the North American Saxophone Alliance, and serves as a repository of resources and information about women+ and saxophone. The CSW serves the North American Saxophone Alliance in matters that are critical to all saxophonists.

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