Alexis Corbin, steel pan, and Hovey Corbin, marimba
Alexis Corbin recently joined The Santa Fe Symphony as Special Projects Manager, overseeing this past summer’s SFS 1:1 series, which presented one-on-one concerts for patrons with Symphony players in safe and stunning outdoor locations across Santa Fe. She is also the newest member of Classical Radio KHFM 96.5, but is well known to New Mexico audiences.
As a musician, Alexis performs with diverse ensembles throughout New Mexico including The Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, New Mexico Philharmonic, Links! Percussion Ensemble, Vespus Marimba Band, and steel pan ensemble Sol Calypso along with her husband, Hovey Corbin.
Alexis’s past performances include engagements with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Bill Evans Dance Company, and Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theater. An advocate for childhood music education, Alexis is the Director of Education and Outreach for the New Mexico Philharmonic, founding Program Director of the NMPhil’s Young Musician Initiative (the first and only El Sistema USA program in New Mexico), a former member of the Santa Fe Opera Youth Programming Advisory board, and a current member of the Governing Council of the Public Academy for Performing Arts.
Hovey Corbin, an Albuquerque native, received bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and in Vocal Performance from the University of New Mexico in 1995.
He has been teaching band at Albuquerque Academy since 1995.
An active musician, he is a member of the Medieval/Renaissance music group Musica Antigua de Albuquerque, the New Mexican Marimba Band, the LINKS! Percussion Ensemble, the Sol Calypso Steel Drum Band and the Vespus Marimba Band.
He occasionally performs with the New Mexico Philharmonic and is a member of the twenty-first century heavy metal vaudeville troupe, Skümbaag.
Hovey enjoys building instruments, including Renaissance sackbuts. He and his wife, Alexis, enjoy playing percussion together and have three children, Hovey Jude, Leedy, and Asher. Mr. Corbin and his father, a retired Sandia Labs rocket scientist, have recently begun crafting custom conducting batons under the name “Corbin and Corbin”.