Alexis Renee Ford is a composer, conductor, singer, music educator, adjudicator, and accompanist. She has a wide variety of experience in both vocal and instrumental fields including teaching elementary through high school level choral and instrumental music, teaching college level music theory, conducting professional/community choirs and orchestras, directing church ensembles and semi-professional chamber groups, serving as a board member for local ensembles, and accompanying choirs and private voice studios.
She received both her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition/Music Theory with Dr. Jennifer M. Barker as well as her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting with Dr. Paul D. Head from the University of Delaware. In addition to her studies at the University of Delaware, Alexis has performed, studied and worked with world-renowned composers and conductors including David Lang, Eric Ewazen, Gary Graden, Anton Armstrong, James Jordan, Weston Noble, Dennis Shrock, Bruce Chamberlain, Charles Bruffy, Giselle Wyers, Rick Bjella, Simon Carrington, and Sandra Snow.
An avid performer, Alexis has performed with a wide variety of musical groups throughout the years, touring across North America, Asia, and Europe. She currently sings with the Mastersingers of Wilmington, CoroAllegro, the Cathedral Choir School of Wilmington, and Vox Populi.
As a composer, Alexis has had performances and premieres of her pieces in Europe, Africa, and throughout the United States. She enjoys taking new projects and commissions and often does composing workshops and clinics with groups performing her music. Recordings of her works are available on Soundcloud and YouTube.
Alexis currently resides in Wilmington, DE and serves as the Director of Music at Grace Lutheran Church in Hockessin, DE. Additionally, she serves on the board of CoroAllegro and serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the new vocal chamber ensemble, Vox Populi. When she is not performing, directing, or composing, she maintains a private studio including students studying voice, piano, music theory, and composition.
You can learn more about Alexis and her work at her website: www.alexisreneeford.com