ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Philip Alejo

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Name: Philip Alejo
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Stamps Auditorium
Presentation Title: Goin' Home: A Tribute to Diana Gannett
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Other Performance
Genre: Classical - unaccompanied, Improvisation, New Music, Other


Maggie Hasspacher is a bassist, vocalist and songwriter based in Vancouver, BC. She performs internationally as a solo artist, featured by such presenters as the Lucerne Festival’s Forward Festival in Switzerland, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Day of Music, Quarantine Concerts based in Sweden, and Sunday Sound Streams based in Los Angeles. She has sung on soundtracks for TV shows on the History Channel and PBS. As a member of Grammy-nominated LA-based ensemble Wild Up, her singing has been mentioned in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times and she was interviewed by Strad Magazine as a bass/voice artist in the January 2020 issue.

Philip Alejo is Associate Professor of Music (Double Bass) at the University of Arizona, as well as Artist Faculty at the Bay View Music Festival and Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists. A former member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, Philip has additionally performed with the Tucson Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Flint Symphony. Philip collaborates regularly with harpist Claire Happel in River Town Duo. His numerous music festival residencies include Spoleto Festival USA, Lucerne Festival, Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, Oaxaca Instrumenta, Aldeburgh Festival, Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival.

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