Artist Tuba Faculty
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as a virtuoso performer who "…belies the difficulties of moving air through yards of tubing, playing fast passages so easily," tubist Alex Serwatowski has been UNO instructor of tuba since 2012. In addition to his artist-faculty appointment, Mr. Serwatowski serves as solo tubist with the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, where he has been a featured performer and clinician throughout the United States, Caribbean, Central America, and the Far East.
In addition to his military and teaching commitments, Mr. Serwatowski maintains an extensive freelance schedule with engagements that have ranged from the St. Louis Symphony and Joffrey Ballet, to the rock group, The Moody Blues. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Texas at San Antonio, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and the University of the Incarnate Word.
Mr. Serwatowski is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, earning the Diploma, and Gradate Diploma in music performance, respectively. His primary teachers include Gene Pokorny, Ronald Bishop, Michael Sanders, Wesley Jacobs, Rex Martin, and Toby Hanks. In addition to his musical achievements, Mr. Serwatowski is a certified instructor in the martial art of Judo, holding the rank of 2nd degree black belt.