I have been fortunate enough to play on most of the percussion keyboard brands and models currently available. Out of all of them, Marimba One instruments ring the longest and best fill the space, even during the decay. What other marimbas exist that can sound like organs?
Percussionist, educator, and freelance musician Alex Wingo has performed in a variety of settings throughout North America including the Tennessee and Kentucky Days of Percussion, North American Brass Band Association Championships, Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association's All State East, various churches, and with the Athens, Georgia based jazz combo Swing Theory.
He has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Brass Band, Sandbox Percussion, the Sympatico Percussion group, played in numerous masterclasses led by world-renowned artists such as Nancy Zeltsman, Ji Hye Jung, and Christopher Norton, and has been a featured soloist on Lee University's Lee Day. His major teachers include Andy Harnsberger, James B. Campbell, and Timothy K. Adams Jr., and he has received additional study under John W. Parks IV, Kevin Bobo, Scott Herring, Joshua D. Smith, J. B. Smith, and Paul Deatherage.
As an avid educator, Alex achieved a dual endorsement in instrumental and vocal K-12 instruction, has taught private lessons for drumset and percussion, held a church music teacher internship, and has held percussion coordinator positions at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Georgia and Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
Alex earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, his Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.