Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE)
Alexander Ritter George became Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Assistant to the Dean at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music in August 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Assistant to the Dean at the College of Music for three-and-a-half years. Working closely with the Dean, George helps direct initiatives related to the college’s strategic plan. He also provides high-level administrative support to the Dean, particularly in areas related to long-range planning, program review, accreditation, and other special projects. George supervises the College’s Community Engagement and Social Innovation Coordinator.
Dr. George has served on the faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver and as orchestra manager with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Association. His writings on horn literature and pedagogy have been published in The Horn Call: The Refereed Journal of the International Horn Society, The Horn Player: The Magazine of the British Horn Society and The Instrumentalist. He has presented clinics for the Aspen Music Festival and School, Colorado Music Educators Association and El Sistema Venezuela. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, he premiered Thom Ritter George’s Concerto for Horn with the Idaho State Civic Symphony. His solo album, Traveling Impressions, was independently released in 2013.
George earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in horn performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.