Degrees and Certifications:

University of Minnesota Duluth BA in Music Education

Alex Ferderer

Position at OWL: Music Teacher, Crew Leader
My name is Alex Ferderer and I am originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. My family consists of my dad, mom, and brother. My family has always been extremely caring and has always had an open mentality of inclusiveness, which is something that I have carried with me throughout my life. I spent a majority of my childhood camping and playing card games with my parents and brother while listening to CCR, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen, which have now become some of my favorite musicians.

I originally went to Bemidji State University for two years, and then transferred to University of Minnesota Duluth, where I graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s in music education. After graduating, I was offered a teaching position at Harding Senior High School, which is where I completed my student teaching. Along with teaching here at Open World Learning Community, I am also a “manny” for 3 boys here in the Twin Cities. I also teach voice and beginning piano lessons on the side. 

This is my first year teaching at Open World Learning Community and my second year teaching. I taught Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Guitar at Harding Senior High School last year.

 Other than teaching, I enjoy playing on a few volleyball teams; I am in a professional choir called From Age to Age, and I love to go to friend’s cabins on the weekends. I love to travel and have had wonderful opportunities to see many parts of the world. I really enjoy emerging myself in a culture and learning from other groups of people who differ from myself.

I have known that I wanted to teach music since I was in elementary school. I really enjoy the team building and cooperation that goes into a music class. In my classes, students will have fun, learn music theory and history, make friends, and as a class, we will create an open and safe environment for everyone to feel welcome and appreciated.