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Originally from Mississippi, Alexys is Northern Virginia-based clarinet performer, music educator, and non-profit leader. She has her master's of music in music education and clarinet performance from the University of Florida (UF). At UF, she served as the graduate teaching assistant for the clarinet studio, and regularly performed with the UF Wind Symphony, UF Clarinet Ensemble, University Orchestra, University Opera Orchestra, UF Graduate Woodwind Quintet, and UF New Music Ensemble. Prior to her studies at UF, she graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor's degree in music education and clarinet performance from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

A committed educator, Alexys has taught lessons and sectionals, instructed band camps, judged auditions, presented lectures, and given masterclasses in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. She has also extended her background as a solo, orchestral, chamber, and symphonic musician by attending the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York, Clarinetopia at Michigan State University, and the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee. Additionally, in 2018, the University of South Alabama Undergraduate Woodwind Quintet won third place at the NOLA Chamber Festival in New Orleans, LA, and, in 2019, she won the UF Clarinet Studio Concerto Competition, where she performed Krommer's Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 for Two Clarinets. She has performed internationally in Tanzania, France, Germany, and Canada, and in the U.S. in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, and Texas.


Alexys also serves as Assistant Director of Daraja Music Initiative (DMI). Since the summer of 2017, Alexys has traveled to Tanzania, Africa where she teaches general music and clarinet. Bridging music education and African Blackwood conservation in Tanzania, DMI is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit and registered NGO that harnesses the transformative power of music to cultivate a sustainable future. African Blackwood, or grenadilla, is derived from Tanzania’s national tree––the Mpingo tree. Instruments, such as clarinets, oboes, piccolos, and some string fingerboards, are created from this wood. DMI teachers conduct classes, present performances, and organize tree plantings to foster a sincere desire for a sustainable future and educate the students and community on the connection between music and their national tree. 

Additionally, Alexys is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, and the National Association for Music Education. Alexys has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses and lessons given by Julian Bliss, Mariam Adam, Steve Cohen, Robert Spring, Jonathan Holden, David Shifrin, Esther Lamneck, Chad Burrow, Jackie McIlwain, Denise Gainey, and Michael Rowlett. Her primary instructors include Mitchell Estrin, Keith Northover, Kip Franklin, and J.C. Barker.

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