My name is Dr. Alex Christ. This year begins my 36th year of teaching music in the Northwest Local Schools. I am a graduate from the University of Akron. I hold two Bachelor of Music Degress, one in Music Education and the other in Music Theory and Composition. I have a Masters of Music degree in music education and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching music, I am also the lead mentor and program coordinator for the Northwest Resident Educator program.
I am also the music director at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church in Canton. I have been directing the senior and junior choirs for almost 38 years. I play a number of musical instruments including the accordion, piano, and trumpet. I have experience performing on a professional level. In past years, I performed in a pit orchestra for the Kenley players and travelled as an assistant musical conductor. I performed for stars such as William Conrad and Billy Crystal.
The most rewarding part of my musical career has been teaching my little friends at Northwest Primary School. The children are always eager to learn and work extremely hard. Over the 36 years, I have taught music to hundreds of children. Many of my former students are currently parents as well as teachers that work in our district. It has been a true pleasure for me to have spent most of my musical career at Northwest Local.