Alumni Spotlight: Alex Wilder ’08

After Ashwood, I did a year at Camden-Rockport Middle School before attending high school at Camden Hills. I loved my time at CHRHS, where I participated in the choral program, the musicals, and the nordic ski team. I did my undergraduate degree in Musical Studies at Oberlin College, after which I returned to Maine to work as a freelance musician and producer. My work in Maine included songwriting and production with the non-profit Documentary Songwriters, as well as the production of Elsie Gawler’s folk album, Sweet As Honey.

At the beginning of 2020, I moved to Nashville to study audio engineering at The Blackbird Academy. I graduated in September and began work as an assistant to producer Mike Elizondo. Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with a broad range of artists and projects, from Brittany Howard’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to Grace VanderWaal’s “Repeat.” Looking back, I have Ashwood to thank for fostering my curiosity and helping me maintain a humanistic outlook through the challenges of the times we live in.