Alejandro Guardia, Jr. (b. 1983, Florida) is an American performer, composer, and educator.
As an educator, Mr. Guardia has been taught by and taught alongside some of the most talented educators in South Florida. This collection of experiences not only allowed him to grow as an educator but also allowed him to understand the importance of fundamentals and how to motivate and inspire young musicians. This background shows in his original compositions for both the stage and the field. This pedagogical approach to both teaching and writing allows for great musicianship in any ensemble whether they be indoors or outdoors.
Mr. Guardia's upbringing in the culturally diverse music scene of South Florida has allowed many experiences past the standard classical musician. He is fluent in jazz, rock, and Latin music. This diverse influence is evident in many of his compositions for tuba quartet like Overtown Throwdown, Mofongo Relleno, and Excursions. Aside from being a freelance trombonist, Alejandro is the bass trombonist for the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota as well as the principal euphonium of South Florida's professional wind band, the Miami Wind Symphony, a position that he has held since 2011.
Alejandro was the director of the FIU Indoor Winds, WGI Indoor Winds World champion in 2015 (WIO) and 2016 (WIA) and now supports the winds activity as a clinician for winds groups across Florida. In 2016, he was made an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha through the Rho Eta Chapter of Florida International University and also holds membership in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, National Association for Music Education, the American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers, American Federation of Musicians Local 655, and the Florida Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Guardia is currently  the director of bands at Braden River Middle School in Bradenton, Florida.
Works for Winds
- Alejandro Guardia Jr. website Accessed 1 February 2022