Curtis Mourns the Loss of our Beloved Family Member, Alex Greene
Curtis mourns the loss of our beloved family member, Alex Greene, and extends our deepest condolences to all of Alex's family and friends--all who loved him and were loved by him. He was warm, focused, charismatic, outgoing, a superb trumpet player, and a wonderful musician with a clear passion for his art and the different audiences it could move.
Alex, 23, grew up in Orlando, Florida and was proud to be a product of Orange County Public Schools, where he received his early musical training. He began piano lessons with his elementary school music teacher at the age of six and began trumpet in sixth grade, studying through high school with Thomas Macklin. He earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University, studying with Matthew Lee, Tage Larsen, Matthew Comerford, and Bill Denton. He also performed frequently around Chicago as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Bach Ensemble, and Lakeview Orchestra, among others.
Once he arrived at Curtis in 2014, Alex made an immediate impact. Incredibly personable, he crossed paths with nearly everyone in the school--students, faculty, and staff. With fellow Curtis students he formed the Rendezvous Brass and became a frequent figure at community engagement events, including the Curtis Family Concerts. He was a true achiever--focused, ambitious, and intent--always looking ahead and thinking of what he wanted to do next in music.
A student of David Bilger, principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alex was not only a fine musician, but a vibrant, outgoing presence who could connect with anyone. Although it was too short, we are thankful for the time he spent at Curtis and for the indelible mark his presence made on our community. As we make music throughout the season, Alex will be in hearts of the entire Curtis family.
# # #
Managing Director of External Affairs and Patron Engagement