Alexandra Ludwig

Music Director/Conductor

Alex Ludwig Alexandra Ludwig maintains an active life as a conductor, professor, and performer. In addition to leading the South Hadley Chorale, she is an Associate Professor of Music and the chair of the Visual and Performing Arts department at Springfield College. Her position has included not only teaching, but also accompanying for the dance department and conducting the Springfield College Community Chorus. Other musical paths include playing in an old-time band on both accordion and bass, singing with countless groups including past membership in Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble and Novi Cantori, and collaborating with dancer Sarah Zehnder of ZehnderDance.org as a composer.

Ms. Ludwig’s early career included conducting the Bronx Opera, Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus, and Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, assistant conducting at the New York Youth Symphony, and preparing singers for the Bard Music Festival, among others. She earned her MFA degree in orchestral conducting from Bard College where she later acted as a conducting teacher for the school’s internationally-renowned Conductor’s Institute. Earlier she received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and then continued coursework at the Mannes College of Music in New York City. She also worked in administration for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Riverside Symphony in Manhattan, and as a personal assistant to world-famous pianist Peter Serkin and opera singers Marilyn Horne and Jessye Norman.