Alexandra Chea is a classically trained clarinetist born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona under the direction of Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner where she also obtained her Master's of Music in clarinet performance. She also has two Bachelor's degrees in both Business Administration and Music from Messiah College.
She is currently the clarinetist for the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) which is comprised of students at Arizona State University. Alexandra has performed as a soloist with the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra and has been a member of the ensemble since 2014. She has also substituted for the Harrisburg Opera Association, the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, Tempe Winds, and Harrisburg Youth Orchestra. Alexandra participated in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Competition and held the title as the National winner four times from 2013-2016 in the solo woodwind category for her respective age in addition to winning the woodwind quartet (ensemble) category two times in 2015 and 2016.
Being from the Caribbean, Alexandra advocates for Caribbean artists and composers. She frequently collaborates with composers from this region in hopes to expand the literature that is very limited and inaccessible. So far, she has collaborated with composers from the Bahamas and has premiered new works both at online conferences and in-person conferences hosted by the International Clarinet Association (Clarinetfest, New Music Weekend, and Low Clarinetfest).