Alec Blazek is proud to join The Cavaliers' organization for his first season of instruction in the Drum Corps community. He previously performed as lead trumpet for the Blue Knights and Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps.
Alec Blazek is a native of Clovis, New Mexico, and is currently performing as 2nd Trumpet with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. He has performed regularly with the Terre Haute Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Opera Southwest, and as guest principal of the Santa Fe Symphony. Alec was a fellow of the National Orchestral Institute, and has attended the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute and Aspen Music Festival, giving him the opportunity to work with many great brass artists, including Ray Mase, Kevin Cobb, Mark Inouye, Tom Hooten and Dale Clevenger. Since arriving in Nashville, Alec has also been involved with a number of recording projects, and has worked under the batons of notable conductors like Leonard Slatkin, David Robertson, Edo de Waart, and John Williams.
Alec has also been an avid teacher since his career began, working with all levels of schools around the Albuquerque and Nashville areas, as well as participating in numerous school concerts through the Symphony. Prior to joining the orchestra, Alec was pursuing his Master’s Degree at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and he holds both Music Education and Music Performance degrees from the University of New Mexico, where he also performed the Arutunian Concerto with the UNM Symphony Orchestra. His primary teachers include John Marchiando, Michael Ellzey and John Rommel.