Connecticut native Bonnie Alger maintains an active schedule as a freelance conductor, mezzo-soprano, violinist, and educator. She has performed at a wide variety of venues in the D.C./Baltimore region, including the Kennedy Center, The Music Center at Strathmore, Meyerhoff Hall, and The White House. She currently serves on the faculties of Music on the Hill and the Sheridan School, both in DC.

Prior to moving to Maryland, Dr. Alger spent two years as the Director of Choral Activities at GEMS American Academy (GAA) in Abu Dhabi. Under her direction, the choral program atGAA sent singers to an international honor choir festival in Stavanger, Norway. Her students have worked with members of the Philadelphia-based ensemble Orchestra 2001, and the legendary Quincy Jones. While residing in the Middle East, Dr. Alger also played with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Symphony Orchestra.

A recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Dr. Alger holds a doctoral degree in orchestral conducting. She holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Northern Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree from Lawrence University. She is also an avid cyclist and can be found biking the DC area trails.

Bonnie teaches Sunday