Laura Buff Alexander
Laura Buff Alexander (Lecturer) is the director of the UNC Glee Club (Sopranos and Altos). She received her M.M. in Voice Performance from UNC Greensboro, where she studied with Clara O’Brien. In her undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, she received a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a B.A. in Romance Languages (Italian). She is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at Duke Divinity School, focusing on the intersection of theology and the arts.
Alexander currently serves as Cantor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, where she coordinates the musical life of the congregation. This role includes directing choirs and other ensembles for children, youth, college students, and adults, as well as leading services on organ and piano. She also teaches voice and piano privately. Alexander has also served on the faculty of Spoleto Study Abroad in Spoleto, Italy.
In addition to her work as a conductor, Alexander continues to perform in recital and concert settings. Recent solo engagements include Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music, Handel’s Messiah, Copland’s In the Beginning, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F Major. Operatic roles include Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Aunt Lou in Highway #1, USA, and Hansel in an abridged production of Hansel and Gretel.
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