Percussion NACO Mentorship 2023

Alec Joly Pavelich

Last updated: April 28, 2023

Alec began his studies at the University of Ottawa with NACO percussionists Jonathan Wade and Kenneth Simpson, during which time he performed frequently with the Ottawa Symphony and NACO as well as with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra during their 2017 tour. He then obtained a Master's Degree in percussion from CSU Long Beach, where he studied with Ted Atkatz. After his studies, Alec became the timpani fellow at Southbank Sinfonia in London, UK, where he maintains a freelance career along with his duties as Music Librarian for the BBC. He is currently Principal Timpanist for the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra.

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NAC Orchestra Mentorship Program

Play it forward! A bold and innovative professional development initiative for talented emerging and early career professional orchestral creatives from around the world. 

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