Brent Alexander earned a bachelor of arts degree in music performance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, studying trumpet with Kevin Eisensmith, organ with Carol Teti, conducting with James Dearing and Jack Stamp, and voice with Kristi Dearing. He continued his studies in sacred music at Duquesne University as an organ student of Ann Labounsky and David Craighead, studied conducting with Brady Allred, and voice with Claudia Pinza, graduating in 2004 with a masters of music in Sacred Music/Organ. Dr. Alexander received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at West Virginia University in the Fall of 2007, where he studied with Kathleen Shannon and Don Wilcox.
At Carlow University, Dr. Alexander is the director of choral activities, and is the University organist for many campus events. In 2008, with the great support of the University administration, he formed the University Women's Choir. Since its first semester of only five singers, the University Choir now boasts a choir 35 singers strong, and continues to grow.
In 2011, Dr. Alexander was thrilled to join the Pittsburgh CLO as music director for the CLO Cabaret in Pittsburgh's theatre district. He is also on music and music theatre faculties of the Community College of Allegheny County, South Campus, and Robert Morris University in Moon Township. He also works with Pittsburgh Musical Theater as a staff musical director and is on faculty at the Richard E. Rauh Conservatory.
Dr. Alexander served for nearly 13 years as director of music ministry at St. Maurice Church in Forest Hills, Pittsburgh, where for seven seasons, he was the artistic director of the St. Maurice Sacred Masterworks Choir, a community choir in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh that presents a semi-annual concert series of major choral works for chorus and orchestra.