Alexandra Carlson, D.M.A.

Alexandra Carlson, D.M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music
Adjunct Professor of Music – Piano
Alexandra Carlson earned her Master of Piano Performance and her Doctorate of Musical Arts, cum laude, from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. She won prizes at the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition (Russia), the “Hopes, Talents, Masters” Competition (Bulgaria), the London International Piano Competition (England) and the Valentino Bucci International Competition (Italy).  The New Horizons Project (USA) awarded her a fellowship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Recently, she performed at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (Russia).

Dr. Carlson appeared in the Baltic International Piano Duo Festival and the Atlantic Music Festival.  She performed a series of chamber music concerts in Germany with the ensemble “Memorial”. Her performance as a soloist with the Junger Künstler Bayreuth Festival Orchestra was featured on ARD TV (Germany). Since moving to Naples, Florida Dr. Carlson has performed in The Rachmaninoff Festival, the US-Russia Bridge Project Festival, and the Arts Naples World Festival.  She has also appeared with the Naples Philharmonic and in the Sypert Salon Series at Artis-Naples, and in the Guest Artists Recital Series at the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University. In 2013, Dr. Carlson made her conducting debut with the Classic Chamber Concerts. Since 2014, she serves as an adjunct professor of music at Ave Maria University. For more information, please visit


Doctor of Musical Arts  (Chamber Ensemble)

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory,  St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010

Master of Music  (Piano Performance)    cum laude 

State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005

Classes Taught:

Applied Piano Lessons

Chamber Music Class

Former Students:

were accepted to the following graduate schools: University of North Texas College of Music, Butler School of Music (The University of Texas in Austin), Westminster Choir College (Rider University), Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University).