Alexander Horton

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Alexander Horton has established a career as an orchestral musician and music educator in Alabama since 2017 when he was appointed as principal bassist of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Grant Park Orchestra, and received fellowships to attend the Aspen Music Festival, Marrowstone Music Festival and National Music Festival.

Horton completed his bachelor’s degree at Florida State University, where he studied with Melanie Punter, and completed one year of graduate study at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as a student of Bruce Bransby before joining the ASO. He has served on the faculties of Auburn University, Samford University, the University of North Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College.