Alex Marlins

B.M.E. in K-12 Instrumental Music from Lee University.  Studied with Christina Morton and Don Davis.  4 years teaching experience; 14 years performance experience.

Alexandra grew up in Virginia Beach and began her musical journey at age 5 with piano lessons from her mother.  She picked up the violin in 6th grade, and since then has not stopped adding musical instruments to her arsenal.  She spent many years in STAHR and the Virginia Children’s Chorus.  Some of her favorite childhood memories include singing for President George W. Bush as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of Jamestown, touring Norfolk and London, England (twice!) with the VCC, and playing in jazz trios with her teachers.  During her time at Lee University, she tutored peers in music theory and aural skills, and performed in such ensembles as Chamber Strings, Symphony Orchestra, Choral Union, and even Percussion Ensemble!  As a senior, she had the opportunity to sing and play the violin in a small ensemble on a two-week tour of Japan.  After receiving her degree, she went on to complete Suzuki certification in Violin Units 1-3 with James Hutchins.  She continues performing with Symphonicity, the symphony orchestra of Virginia Beach, and serves regularly on the worship team at her church. Her favorite composer is Tchaikovsky, and her favorite chamber piece is Schubert’s 13th string quartet.  In her spare time, she loves reading, knitting, baking, and playing video games with her husband.