Dr. Alexander Wasserman
Assistant Professor of Music, Reinhardt University Shigeru Kawai Artist
As a concerto soloist, Dr. Alexander Wasserman has appeared with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic (CA), the New Valley Symphony (CA), the Suburban Symphony (OH), The Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra (CA), The DeKalb Symphony (GA), The Reinhardt Symphony (GA), The Atlanta Community Symphony, and the Parma Symphony (OH) in concertos by Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg, Rachmaninov, and Tchaikovsky. As an orchestra pianist, Dr. Wasserman has appeared as a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Orchestra under the direction of Marin Alsop. Also a celebrated chamber musician, he has collaborated with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, and has appeared as guest pianist with the Atlanta Chamber Players. Equally dedicated to the education of emerging talent, Dr. Wasserman is the recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music at Reinhardt University (GA), having previously served as Artist-in-Residence. He also served as Professor of Piano at Youngstown State University (OH) shortly before his move to Atlanta. In addition, he serves as Founder and Artistic Director of the Reinhardt Piano Festival and Academy – an intensive one-week summer piano festival held at Reinhardt University. Dr. Wasserman also maintains a private piano studio; his students have been prize winners in numerous competitions, including the the GMEA All-State Competition, GMTA Romantic and Impressionistic Competition, GMTA Piano Competition, MTNA Competition, Nashville International Piano Competition, Rising Stars Competition, and Rome Symphony Concerto Competition. Dr. Alexander Wasserman maintains an active concert schedule, with recent recital performances in the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, La Jolla, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Portland, Santa Barbara and Washington, D.C. His performances are frequently broadcast on television and classical radio stations throughout the country, including live performances at the Chicago Cultural Center (Dame Myra Hess Concert Series), and at Atlanta Symphony Hall (Atlanta Symphony “pre-concert chamber series).” A native of Los Angeles, he began formal piano studies with Suzanne Julian. He went on to receive degrees in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music (BM), the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM), and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (GPD). He completed the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program in Piano Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Dr. Wasserman currently resides in Marietta, GA with his wife, Jessica Oudin, a member of the Atlanta Symphony viola section, and their son, Bradley.