Alex Wilborn joined the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in 2018. Growing up in Cookeville, Tennessee, Alex began playing trumpet when he was 9 years old. As a fifth grader, Alex already wanted to play with the high school band and dedicated himself to studying recordings of their concerts until he had memorized the music by ear. He began trumpet lessons with Dr. Charles Decker in the eighth grade and continued working with him through his undergraduate degree at Tennessee Technological University. During his time in Cookeville, he also studied with Chris McCormick and Dr. Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa. Alex continued his studies at The Juilliard School with Raymond Mase, Mark Gould, and John Thiessen.
In addition to his work with the Charlotte Symphony, Alex has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, NOVUS NY, Winston-Salem Symphony, and others. Alex currently serves as adjunct faculty at Davidson College and maintains his own private studio.
When Alex is not performing with the orchestra, he enjoys taking in the North Carolina scenery on hikes, jumping rope, and keeping up with all things NBA. Alex currently lives in Charlotte with his partner, Anne, and their dog, Chonko.