“At the age of 2, Alexander was diagnosed with autism, which has sharply affected his ability to talk and interact with others. But 10 years ago, the Poway High senior found a different way to communicate. Alexander is what’s know as an autistic savant, with perfect pitch, a near-photographic memory for music and a surprising facility with the saxophone and piano.

That natural talent earned him an invitation to UC San Diego’s annual Jazz Camp in 2015; a job as a session musician and transcriber at a local recording studio; a coveted slot in next month’s All-States High School Honor Choirs concerts in San Jose; and a trip to Carnegie Hall in April with his fellow members of Poway High’s Die Lieder Singers ensemble.”

Click the following link to read more of Pam Kragen’s article about Alexander’s journey- http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/…/sd-no-alexander-pruet…