Alexandra Ludwig, conductor
Founder, conductor, and artistic director of FluxEnsemble, Alexandra Ludwig fell in love with conducting the first time she stepped in front of a college choir during a sophomore-year conducting class. Though she maintains a varied career as a conductor, pianist, dance accompanist, chamber musician, singer and teacher, her heart lies with facilitating groups of people brought together around music and creativity. She experiences conducting as the process of opening up the particular inner pulse of each group through shared work and collective inspiration in service to music. In addition to leading FluxEnsemble, Ms. Ludwig is Assistant Professor of Music at Springfield College, performs on piano both solo and in recital with her mother, cellist Sigrid Mitchell, and is also a member of Novi Cantori, a cathedral-style chamber chorus. As an orchestral/opera conductor she has worked with the New York Youth Symphony, Bronx Opera, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra and Pioneer Valley Symphony among others. As a choral conductor she has worked with the Springfield College Singers, South Hadley Chorale, Hampshire Choral Society, Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus, and at the Bard Music Festival. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and earned her masters degree in orchestral conducting at Bard College. Besides music, things that feed her blood include dancing salsa, climbing high mountains, playing squash and baking squashes, and bad puns. She resides in Springfield, MA with her beloved feline and canine.