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Technical Sergeant Alexandru Szasz

Technical Sergeant Alexandru Szasz, trumpet, joined the United States Air Force Academy B­­and, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, in November 2017. He currently performs with the Concert Band, Marching Band, and Stellar Brass.


TSgt Szasz started his trumpet studies under the direction of John McElroy, former principal of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he completed his undergraduate studies in Trumpet Performance from McGill University in Canada, where he studied with Andrew Dunn and Russell DeVuyst. Recently, he completed his Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance at DePaul University in Chicago under the guidance of professors Bill Denton, Matthew Comerford, Matthew Lee, and Tage Larsen.


Over the years, TSgt Szasz has received numerous awards and honors such as the Merit Scholarship at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Outstanding Brass Scholarship at McGill University, and a fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival. He has played several summers as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player with the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania, at the Romanian-American Summer Festival.



2015 BM, McGill University, Canada

2017 MM, DePaul University, Chicago, IL