Alex Gagiu has been the conductor of the orchestra of the Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists since 2008. The opportunity of leading an orchestral ensemble is a lifetime dream come true for Alex; serving as a music minister within the church of his religious affiliation is a most honorable blessing! Alex is a native of Romania, having immigrated to the USA in 1986 together with his parents and sister. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School in Piano Performance (1990), Alex embraced the art of music conductor, which led him to attend The Westminster Choir College in Princeton, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting (1994). He has been living in the Northwest ever since, where he and his wife Hellen have been blessed with two children, Andrew and Irina, and many wonderful friends. Since 2000, Alex has served as Assistant Artistic Director of The Seattle Girls’ Choir; in this position he has taught and conducted choirs in local concert venues, at North American festivals, and international tours to Europe. Alex is currently also teaching choir in the Seattle Public Schools.