Alexander “Sascha” Mandl, violinist and conductor, is currently a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. 

In addition to his position as Music Director for the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Mandl is the Conductor of the Chamber Ensemble at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Conductor and violin faculty at Elm City ChamberFest and frequently guest conducts orchestras across North and South America. He served for 10 years as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic and held conductor posts with the Cardinal Stritch Chamber Orchestra and the Carroll University Chamber Orchestra as well.

 In addition, he is the Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and the Racine Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and former Concertmaster, with a 9-year tenure, at the Beloit Symphony Orchestra. 

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (Andrew Carnegie Scholar, B.F.A.), Yale University (Miles Prize, the Alumni Prize and a Francis G. Wickes Scholarship winner, M.M. and A.D.), and the University of Wisconsin (Ivan Galamian Award, D.M.A.),  Dr. Mandl performs regularly across the globe as soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and conductor.  He is a founding member of the critically aclaimed Philomusica Quartet, resident at the Wisconsin Wisconsin Lutheran College.  A familiar face as a jury member at competitions, and as clinician, he frequently conducts Masterclasses worldwide. In addition, Mandl is also board president, violinist and conductor with Milwaukee Musaik (Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra).

Among Sascha’s violin teachers are Sidney Harth, Erick Friedman, Robert McDuffie and Vartan Manoogian.  Dr. Mandl received conducting instruction from the great Eleazar de Carvalho, David Stern, David Becker and James Smith.  Dr. Mandl has also served on the faculties of the Neighborhood Music School, the Hopkins School, and assisted Sidney Harth at Yale School of Music.