ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Shawn Alger

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Name: Shawn Alger
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Hall
Presentation Title: Domenico Dragonetti and the Eb Sextet of Cipriani Potter
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture/Performance
Genre: Classical - with other collaborators, Other

Shawn Alger is the Associate Principal Bassist of the Maryland Symphony and has performed with modern and period ensembles such as the National Symphony Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Annapolis Symphony, and National Philharmonic. Dr. Alger is a section bassist with the Endless Mountain Music Festival, an organization dedicated to outreach and bringing live musical performances to the under-served counties of northern Pennsylvania and central New York. He is the Double Bass Instructor at Washington Adventist University and has been a guest lecturer and clinician for numerous schools, and universities throughout the country. 


Dr. Alger earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland in 2015, where he was the recipient of the Pomeroy Prize for excellence in the performance and scholarship of Baroque music. In addition to his busy performance and teaching schedule, Dr. Alger is also the editor of numerous works of baroque music, transcribed for modern double bass, which were the focus of his presentation at the International Society of Bassists Convention in 2017. His primary teachers include Anthony Manzo, Jeffrey Weisner, Tyler Abbott, and Thomas Derthick.

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