BIO

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                      Alexandria Tava 

Singer-Songwriter 

 

Born to New York City artists, Janet Brignola-Tava and Eugene Tava, it was normal for Alexandria to be on job sites and around metropolitan art and culture. As a child, Alexandria attended the Mustard Seed School where she was privileged to perform at CarnegieHall, Lincoln Center, and Kennedy Center under great conductors such as Seiji Ozawa and Judith Clurman and along accomplished classical musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma. In 1998, Alexandria sang with Peter, Paul, and Mary as back-up for the album "Around the Camp Fire." Meeting Mary Travers inspired Alexandria to become a humanitarian. 

As a teenager, Alexandria interned for Grammy award winner Jan Folkson at Sound On Sound Recording Studios. During those years, Alexandria had the pleasure of working closely with celebrities such as Vanessa Williams and Rod Stewart, and with songwriters such as Rob Mathes and Linda Perry. Also, Alexandria was the songwriting winner of a Partnership of a Drug-Free New Jersey songwriting contest for NJ teens and at the same time she performed with the Westminster Choir College of Rider University's  youth choral under conductor Dr. Frank Abrahams.  

While studying at Berklee College of Music, Alexandria sang in the Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir directed by Dennis Montgomery III when she started to battle cervical cancer. She transmuted her fears into influence by raising money for the Tava Hope Scholarship for Cancer awarded to Berklee College of Music.  After that, Alexandria reinvented herself as "DJ Tava Luv" and became the first Berklee College of Music's The Birn radio host. This led to years of gigging regularly as a deejay working for special events such as President Obama's Inauguration Boston Party, fashion shows such as Betsy Johnson and nightclubs on both the East and West Coasts. 

In 2014 Alexandria started disciplined practiced of yoga and meditation. It was through her experiences that hidden mysterious to how global change could happen. She realized that by choosing love she would be able to be an example for others. So, she continued her education at New York City's Baruch College - School of Public Affairs to complete a second degree in Public Affairs and Non-Profit Management. While attending she worked the program assistant to as Dr. Stan Altman of the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project, able to represent the entire The City University of New York (CUNY) student body for "The Arts & Higher Education: Building Creative Partnerships and Assessing Program Impacts" conference. 

In 2015, Alexandria became a certified Akashic Field Therapy Practitioner learning vibrational holistic methods and sound healing. Today, Alexandria has changed over 130 people's lives with these methods and techniques. 

In 2016, Alexandria became the Music Director for the Lower East Side's Middle Players Theater Company, affiliated with Middle Colligate Church where Alexandria actually performed her first original song at eight years old called "Listen, Don't Speak". Today, in 2017 Alexandria is the founder of Choose Love Music where musicians come together for an improvisational performance experience called "Jam For Love". Lastly, in August 2017, Alexandria released Peacemakers a collection of songwriting that she and Russell Sage Morgan Jr. collaborated on. To stay updated with Alexandria's achievements, work progression, and more please sign up for her mailing list.