Alexis Cerise is a Lexington, Kentucky based bassoon performance major at the University of Kentucky, where she studies with Peter Simpson. She is the current principal bassoonist of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, and Wind Symphony, and is a member of the Sacred Winds, and a founding member of the University of Kentucky Reed Quintet. She has performed in concert with Ronan Tynan and Gil Shaham, and has played in masterclasses by William Ludwig, Burton Kaplan, and Oleksiy Zakharov.
Alexis has extensive experience playing in wind ensembles, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and teaching. She has had the opportunity to perform many unique programs, including a performance with the award-winning wind quintet WindSync during the 2018 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil, Ecuador. During her time in Ecuador, Alexis also taught bassoon at the Conservatorio de Musica Cristiana Adoradores.
Alexis has primarily studied with Matthew Schuler and Peter Simpson. She also maintains a small private studio, with students participating in regional and All-State bands, and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra.