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LMC Visual & Performing Arts Department Spring semester faculty recital set for Feb. 4

Cellist Dr. James T. Alexander III is the featured performer for the Spring Semester Faculty Recital presented by the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department. The free public performance will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 in the LMC Mendel Center’s Hanson Theatre on the Benton Harbor Campus, 2755 E. Napier Ave.

The performance will explore an eclectic mix of cello and electronic/avant-garde music. Alexander plans to perform pieces by composers George Crumb, Iannis Xenakis, and Kaija Saariaho. He will also premiere a self-composed piece titled “Nothing Has It” along with debut selections by Gregory Rowland Evans, Katy Jiaying Li, and Santiago Gutierrez.

In addition to being a music instructor at LMC, Alexander is a performer, composer, and improviser with an interest in the liminal space between the fields of musicology and ethnomusicology. He presented his doctoral research, "The Influence of Vietnamese Traditional Music on the Cello Works of P. Q. Phan, Vân-Ánh Võ, and Nhật Minh Nguyễn,'' at colleges and conferences around the United States.

Alexander has premiered cello works by Tyson Davis, Julio Elvin Quiñones, and Jane K (Evgeniya Kozhevnikova); collaborated with producers such as Woulg, Jack Herscowitz, and Chase Chandler; and written music for DECODA, Kip Haaheim, Alize Francheska Roznyai, and members of International Contemporary Ensemble. He played percussion and electric guitar in bands led by Susie Ibarra, Elliott Sharp, and David Sanford.

Alexander is Director of Orchestras at Muskegon Middle School and High School and teaches World Music, Cello Performance, and Introduction to the Arts at LMC. 

For more information about the LMC Visual & Performing Arts department and performances, visit, email, or call 269-927-8876.


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