Alex Rack is currently enrolled at the University of
Minnesota as a masters candidate in choral conducting under Dr.
Kathy Romey and Dr. Matthew Mehaffey. Rack is the co-director and
teaching assistant for the forty voice University Gospel Choir and
the seventy voice Campus Singers Maroon. This year Rack founded the
Minneapolis Madrigal Singers— a chamber ensemble singing
renaissance madrigals and new works.
As a Pennsylvania native, Rack moved to Minnesota to
attend Macalester College where he received a bachelor of arts in
music with a minor in psychology and was the recipient of the Zenas
Taylor Endowed Prize in Music. After graduation, Rack worked as the
assistant conductor of the Macalester Chorale under the direction
of Micheal McGaghie.
As a baritone, Rack has been active in the Minnesota
choral community performing with Singers in Accord, Border
CrosSing, Minnesota Renaissance Choir, Byzantine Choral Festival of
Minnesota, and as bass section leader of St. Clement’s Episcopal
Church and the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale. Rack is a
passionate educator and has worked as a co-teacher in the after
school program ComMUSICation, a tutor in the Minneapolis Public
School system, and a private lesson instructor at Brighter Minds