Alexis Horton started her musical career as a self-taught bass player at the age of 12. Horton has performed throughout the United States as a member of the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Chamber Orchestra. As a winner of the Six Flags, and Disney competitions, Horton was also the section leader for Best Bass Section in 2013 and 2012. Horton performed twice for the Bronx Borough President in 2015 as a member of the Sophisticated Ladies All Girls Jazz Band. Horton performed in the pit orchestra for Riverdale Children’s Theatre in Beauty and the Beast, and Peter Pan. Horton also performed in the NYC five-borough Youth Rock Symphony. Most recently, Horton was awarded the National School Orchestra Award given to graduating high school musicians and is a recipient of an instrument from the Virtu Foundation.
In addition to her passion for performance, Alexis Horton also enjoys teaching. Since 2014 she led sectionals at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music Chamber Orchestra, mentored students at WHIN Music Project and has collaborated in educational performances with Opportunity Music Project. Horton has also performed outreach concerts at Bronx Central Library.
Horton has attended Bloomingdale School of Music’s MAP Program, WHIN Music Project, and the Lehman College Improv Camp. Past teachers and master classes instructors include Christian Sands, Dennis James, the Norwegian 1B1-String Orchestra, Kevin Farrell, and Mark Woods. Horton works as a stage manager at Bloomingdales Music School and is a freshman at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Alexis plays on a Virtu Foundation bass made by Oliver Radke.