Alex Rossi was a Bay Area native before moving to Arizona to earn both his B.M. and M.A. from Arizona State University. He has worked as a public school teacher, having taught general music and band. Alex’s main research interests include music-motor synchronization, music of South America, and animal beat perception, and he has presented at the International Council for Traditional Music’s study group on Sound, Music, and the Sciences. Alex has extensive low brass experience, primarily on tuba, but also enjoys singing and playing berimbau, quena, and recording music. In his free time, Alex enjoys practicing martial arts including Krav Maga and Capoeira, sailing, and scuba diving.