Belmont University has recruited from Michigan veteran musician and teacher Alex Graham to be an assistant professor of music and saxophone.
Graham has worked at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island since 2001 and conducts its orchestra and produces the music events at the facility, which sports the world's largest front porch. He is a past adjunct professor and artist in residence at Eastern Michigan University. At Belmont, he will teach jazz and commercial saxophone styles to undergraduate and graduate students and direct one of the university’s jazz ensembles.
“Belmont University is highly-regarded for its music program and I am honored to be offered this opportunity in such a competitive field,” said Graham. “Through this position, I will also have the great experience of working in Nashville, which is one of the nation’s greatest music cities. I am looking forwarding to working with artists in Tennessee and bringing some of these talents back to Grand Hotel during the summer.”