Alexander Jiménez serves as director of orchestras at the College of Music at Florida State University. Under his direction the Florida State University orchestras have solidified their position as one of the leading orchestral training programmes in the United States. In 2006 the University Symphony Orchestra (USO) participated in the PBS special, Peanuts Gallery, which was broadcast throughout the United States and earned Best Performance of 2007 by the National Educational Television Association. Alexander Jiménez is widely sought as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout the United States and in Europe. He has served as an ensemble adjudicator with such prestigious events as Festival Disney and the European Music Festival for Young People in Neerpelt, Belgium. His degrees are from Baylor University and Florida State University, and he has been music director of the Tallahassee Symphony Youth Orchestras, one of the leading youth orchestras in the southeast, since 2000.