John Starr Alexander
Originally from Homer, New York, John Starr Alexander has been teaching choral music at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawai‘i since 1982, during which time he has served as musical director, vocal director and/or pianist for dozens of musicals produced by various theatrical institutions around Honolulu. He spent two years as a linguistics major at Georgetown University, and eventually earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dramatic Arts and Literature from The George Washington University, also in Washington, D.C. He has served as president and vice-president of the Hawai’i Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
John was a member of the St. Andrew’s Cathedral Choir for 25 years and is now the choir director for the contemporary worship service at The Lutheran Church of Honolulu. He writes and arranges choral and instrumental music; and occasionally he can be seen playing piano and singing at various night spots around town. His favorite pastimes are hiking and lei making, but his first love is composition.