CEO & Executive, Tianjin Juilliard School 


Alexander Brose has over 20 years of experience working in classical music performance and education in the United States and China. 

Named the inaugural Executive Director and CEO of the Tianjin Juilliard School (TJS) in March 2017, Mr. Brose has overseen the preparation and subsequent opening of the TJS Pre-College and Graduate Divisions. His major responsibilities have included identifying and hiring an entirely new faculty and staff, monitoring the construction of the school’s new landmark campus in Binhai, strengthening relationships with numerous stakeholders in China and the US, and developing an innovative institutional culture. 

Alex began his career in education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) where he held numerous positions over eleven years including director of admission and associate vice president for advancement. While at SFCM, Mr. Brose initiated a Sister School relationship with the Shanghai Conservatory and created the annual San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Brose later became vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School where he was responsible for all fundraising activities, including raising annual funds in the amount of USD $6.5M and  completing a USD $75M campaign to raise funds for a new campus. 

Raised in South Korea and Hong Kong, Mr. Brose received his BA in Asian Studies, with a concentration in China, from Cornell University with additional training at the Harbin Institute of Technology. Also an award-winning vocalist, Alex received the Governor’s Award for vocal music in the state of New Jersey and has performed in prestigious concert venues across the globe. Alex is also a sought-after speaker and has presented most recently at China’s National Centre for Performing Arts’ Performing Arts Forum, the Innovation Collective’s “Think Big” Conference, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Shanghai and Shenyang Conservatories, and many others.