Alex graduated from the Australian Institute of Music in 2001, where he studied violin with Alice Waten. Since then he has freelanced with ensembles including the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and entertainers such as Barry White. As a participant in the Symphony Australia Conductor Development Program, Alex conducted the Melbourne, Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, the Queensland Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. In 2010-11 Alex studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (UK) for a Master of Music in Conducting. Alex is a passionate educator and has directed orchestras, string enembles and choirs at Sydney Girls, Fort Street and Killara High Schools. He has also worked as conductor to the NSW Education Department Arts Unit Symphony Orchestra, and as the assistant director to the Schools Spectacular. Alex is the longest-serving Camper. He attended his first Border Music Camp at the age of eight, and has tutored violin and conducted Newman, Pringle and Cran. Along with his mum and dad (who have been on the Committee all that time), he was made a Life Member in 2010.