Alexandra M. Signor, D.M.

Assistant Professor of Music
Assistant Director of Bands
(317) 955-6257
asignor@marian.edu
Steffen Music Center MB11
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Biography 

Dr. Signor is a lifelong musician and music educator hailing from Northern Michigan. She holds a degree as a Bachelor of Music Education, and several advanced degrees- Master of Music in Trumpet Performance, Master of Music in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy and a Doctorate in Brass performance from the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

In addition to being a dynamic and engaging clinician, conductor, composer/arranger and classroom instructor, she is also an active freelancer; Dr. Signor has performed with Adele, Keith Urban and the DIVA jazz orchestra among many others. Her recent performance endeavors include an upcoming Trumpet Solo collaboration with Composer Robert Paterson, performances of her arrangements by the Virtual Trumpet Ensemble, as well as remaining a top-call studio musician in the greater Indianapolis Area for Hal Leonard and various independent artists. 

Dr. Signor is a performing artist and clinician endorsed by S.E. Shires, Marcinkewicz Mohthpieces, Torpedo Bags, and Soulo Mutes. 

Education

  • BME Northern Michigan University 2006
  • MM Trumpet Performance, University of Missouri, 2012
  • MM Jazz Performance and Pedagogy, University of Missouri 2013
  • DM Brass Performance-Trumpet at Indiana University Bloomington 2021

Courses taught

  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Applied Lessons- Trumpet
  • Brass Methods
  • History of Rock 'n Roll
  • Popular Music in Contemporary Culture
  • Music Fundamentals

Affiliations

  • International Trumpet Guild (1982-present)
  • Jazz Educators Network (JEN)
  • JAMM Card Artist
  • Endorsed by S.E. Shires Horns
  • Endorsed Marcinkiewicz Mouthpieces
  • Endorsed by Torpedo Bags
  • Endorsed by Soulo Mutes

Research interests / portfolio

  • A Glossary of Big Band Terminology 1957-1975
  • Commissioning New Music Works for Trumpet and Piano
  • Improving Pedagogical instruction of Music Ed. Majors

Publications/Commissions/Works

  • “SOAR” for Trumpet and Piano, Robert Paterson, 2022
  • “Cable Feverdream” for Trumpet and Mixed Media, Frank Felice 2021

 

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