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Alexander Laing

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Alex Laing began studying the clarinet at age 11 in his hometown of Silver Spring, MD.

In 2002 he joined the Phoenix Symphony as principal clarinet.

Alex has garnered a number of awards and honors during his career including fellowships from the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival and the New World Symphony. A graduate of Northwestern University, he received his master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, an artist's diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and, in 2012, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.


A Selmer Artist, he plays Selmer Signature clarinets.