Bandmaster


Master Sergeant Alex Dvorak

 
 

Alex Dvorak was born on December 29, 1973 in Prague, Czech Republic. He has received an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from Saint Leo University, Baccalaureate of Music degree from Thomas Edison State College and a music performance diploma from the Prague Conservatory. As a member of the conservatory brass quintet, Alex won the "Concertino Praga" international ensemble competition hosted annually by the Czech Radio Broadcasting Company. This event eventually led to solo recordings for the Czech Radio Broadcasting Company as well as a solo CD of baroque double concertos with the Talich Chamber Orchestra. Alex is a former member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Greater Fort Worth Brass and the Southeast Chamber Orchestra. His substitute positions include Adjunct Professor at Troy State University, Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Prague National Opera Orchestra. Alex studied with members of Dallas, Chicago and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras and has performed in the US, Europe and Asia.

MSG Alex Dvorak has been the Bandmaster of the SHAPE International Band since June of 2016. He has served in a number of leadership positions from Section Leader to Detachment Leader. His previous assignments include The Army Aviation Band at Fort Rucker, Alabama; the 2nd Infantry Division’s "Warrior" Army Band in Uijeongbu, Korea, the Eight United States Army Band in Seoul, Korea, the Army Ground Forces Band at Fort McPherson, Georgia and the United States Army Europe Band in Heidelberg, Germany. He also taught Army students while serving as the Brass Branch Head and Trumpet Instructor at the Army School of Music in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

MSG Alex Dvorak graduated the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course (Commandant’s list), Senior Leader Course, Master Driver Course, Environmental Compliance Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Combative Level 1 Course, Cadre Training Course, Basic Instructor Training Course, Faculty Development Course, Middle Manager Course, Foundation Training Developer Course, Instructor Evaluator Course and Small Group Instructor Training Course.

First Sergeant Alex Dvorak’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Army Commendation Medal (sixth award), Army

Achievement Medal (fourth award), Army Good Conduct Medal (sixth award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism

Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Army Superior Unit Award. His foreign awards include the War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the Army Superior Unit Award, the Belgian Military Fitness Silver Badge and German Schutzenschnur Gold Badge