(resigned January 2008)
Alexandra Jones is a tuba player, aspiring journalist, and dedicated music fan. After coming of age in Raleigh, she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study tuba performance with Professor Fritz Kaenzig. She immersed herself in working for the campus student-run newspaper, The Michigan Daily, where she served as an arts reporter, film and music reviewer, columnist, magazine editor, and associate editor of the Arts section. She graduated with Bachelor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of General Studies degrees in summer of 2006. She became a member of the Triangle Brass Band in Fall 2006.
Jones is interested in 20th-century and avant-garde classical music, the work of the "Moguchaya Kuchka," the "Mighty Five" (Balakirev , Cui, Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov), improvisational/experimental/noise/difficult listening, good pop music, soul, Elvis Costello, orchestral works that feature decent tuba parts, gamelan, American roots music, and psychedelic garage rock from the 1960s, just for starters. She relishes hearing new music and loves writing and talking about it almost as much.