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Alexander E. Sharpe

Adjunct Associate Professor of Music


DMA, 1996, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; MM, 1994, Juilliard Schl; BM, 1991, Mannes Coll Music


Violinist Alexander Sharpe is an active performer and teacher in the New York area. In addition to performing with the Hofstra String Quartet, he is a member of the New York City Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra of New York, the Orchestra of the Oratorio Society of New York, and the Orchestras of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He has also performed with the orchestras of the National Chorale, the Stamford Symphony, and the Papal Orchestra of the 2015 NYC Visit of Pope Francis I. In addition, he toured the Puglia region of Italy performing as a soloist in the concert series Camerata Musicale Salentina and has appeared as a soloist with the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Sharpe has been teaching at Hofstra University since 1997, and is also a member of the faculty at New York University. Mr. Sharpe received his Bachelor of Music from the Mannes College of Music, his Master of Music from The Juilliard School and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His principal teachers have included Sally Thomas, Lazar Gosman, and Ann Setzer.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 013P (CP) VIOLIN Undergraduate
MUS 020 (CP) ENSEMBLE Undergraduate
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