Alekzandria Peugh, Executive Director
Although born in Oklahoma City, Alekzandria Peugh grew up all over northeast Ohio and considers herself an Ohioan. She was taught to play the clarinet at the age of eight by her great-grandfather as a part of a family tradition; however, Alekzandria is one of just a few family members who continues to play the clarinet to this day. The clarinet became her major instrument first at Kent State University’s Stark Campus and then Cleveland State University, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music in Music Education (cum laude) in December 2013.
She relocated to Dayton, Ohio in the summer of 2014, and through a part-time position with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, she became introduced to the field of arts administration. Though initially only a part-time employee, she demonstrated her efficiency and passion for the organization and was promoted to Director of Operations & Education shortly after her first year with the symphony. She was selected unanimously by the search committee of the Idaho Falls Symphony for the position of Executive Director and relocated in early 2018.
At the beginning of 2017 Alekzandria relocated to Idaho Falls with her boyfriend, Dan, and their three cats. In the summer of 2018 they adopted Buddy, a german shepherd mix, from Snake River Animal Shelter.