Alex Wier is a percussion artist and music educator based in Chicago, Illinois. He has presented solo recitals and clinics at numerous universities around the United States. A strong advocate of new music, Alex has commissioned several percussion works and has performed regularly with many contemporary ensembles in addition to a number of professional orchestras. Alex teaches at Roosevelt University, Phoenix College, and Hinsdale Central High School. Alex earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and holds a Masters degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelors degree from the University of Arizona. Alex is an endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.