Blair Alexander Jr.

Born in Bethesda, Maryland, Blair Alexander Jr. has been surrounded by instrumental, choral and religious music throughout his life. Each of these experiences has impacted on his development and love for music. He began piano lessons while at elementary school and was quickly recognized as an astute student by his instructors, developing his knowledge and interest in the piano. He received the prestigious Beethoven Award for musical excellence and many other awards while performing in piano recitals and choral events. Blair has accompanied students in the Maryland State Solo and Ensemble Festival and participated in the Ann Arundel County Choral Festival. 

Currently Blair is studying at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. under Dr. Hae Won Moon. He has performed pieces by Chopin, Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt, and he represented the Duke Ellington School at the Brazilian American Cultural Institute and on tour in Barbados. 

Recently, Blair was awarded the National Society of Arts and Letters Certificate of Merit for Excellence in the Arts in Cooperation with the Kennedy Center. He has won first place in the Washington D.C. area annual Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Talent Hunt competition for the past two years. In addition, Blair also won the regional talent hunt competition and will represent the regional area in a national level competition later this year in Little Rock, Arkansas. Blair has competed in the annual Washington D.C. Piano Competition and continues to perform in other venues. 

Blair has also participated in the Gifted and Talented Advance Study Program at the U.S. Naval Academy. He won first place at the South River High School Annual Science and Engineering Fair and was invited to participate in the Ann Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair and the Bowie State University Science, Engineering and Math Invitation. He is an active member of the Argonne Hills Chapel at Fort Meade, where he is the Vice President of the Youth Council, and a member of the Young Adult Choir and the Youth Bible Study. 

Blair has been inducted into the National Honor Roll Society and has been recognized by national organizations such as the Congressional Student Leadership Conference, the National Student Leadership Conference, the National Society of High School Scholars and Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Blair plans to further his studies in music and the sciences at college either at Yale or at Morehouse College.