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Robert Alger

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Robert Alger

Biography

Robert Charles "Bobby" Alger (b. 12 January 1995, Las Vegas, Nev.) is [2019] an American student, trumpeter and composer.

Mr. Alger graduated from Lone Peak High School with honors and is a full-time student at Brigham Young University studying Spanish teaching with minors in business management and music. He played trumpet and french horn throughout his high school career, as well as the piano and guitar. While attending Lone Peak High School, he studied trumpet under Richard Bateman and trumpet and jazz piano under Jacob Jones. Presently, at Brigham Young University, he studies trumpet under Dr. Seretta Hart.

A frequent and experienced performer, he currently plays with The Guests, a funk/jazz band based out of Provo, Utah, and as a solo musician under the moniker Bobby St. Mute. Additionally, he performs with many BYU ensembles. He has performed in many prestigious groups including the 2013 Utah All-State Band, the Utah State University Tri-State Symposium, the two-time Monterrey Jazz Festival—Next Generation Jazz Festival national finalist Lone Peak High School Advanced Big Band, and the Mountainside Jazz Orchestra.

Alger has received numerous awards and recognitions including the John Phillip Sousa Award (2012), Vera Hinckley Mayhew Creative Arts Contest—Third Prize (2019), Outstanding Soloist - Peaks Jazz Festival (2009), Superior - State Solo & Ensemble - (2012, 2013), State Champion - Red Rocks Marching Band Competition - (2009, 2011, 2012). He is a graduate from the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy (DMA) and is also an AP Scholar with Distinction.


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