Alex Ambrose is the senior producer for Q2 Music, WQXR’s online station and website devoted to discovery, curiosity and vibrant 21st-century music.
Alex oversees the overall programmatic direction of Q2 Music and works with WQXR and NYPR staff to produce live webcasts; conceive and execute large-scale festivals and 24-hour marathons with local and international partners; develop new shows, podcasts and hosts; craft features, interviews and profiles; and ensure the vitality of music playlists.
He graduated from Brown University in 2002 with a double major in Musicology and Comparative Literature and received a master’s degree from Université de Lumière Lyon 2 in France in 2004. Alex cut his teeth in radio as a host for Overnight Music on WNYC and then, under executive producer Limor Tomer, as the associate producer for WNYC’s Evening Music with hosts Terrance McKnight and David Garland from 2007 to 2009. During that time, he produced the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award-winning 24:33: A John Cage Celebration.
He serves as executive producer for the Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer with Nadia Sirota, a show that mines the brains of today's leading composers and musical thinkers; LPR Live with host John Schaefer, which features music from New York's hotbed of musical expression and experimentation Le Poisson Rouge; and Helga with host Helga Davis, a conversation podcast with unique, uncompromising artists who have a stake in the matter of social change.