Alyssa Grey is pursuing a doctor of philosophy degree in music education at the University of North Texas in Denton. She serves as a teaching fellow in the Music Education program, assists with secondary instrumental methods, and supervises student teachers in various school districts. In addition, she serves as Visual Production Assistant for the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon.
Mrs. Grey received bachelor of music in music education and bachelor of music in music theory & composition degrees from the University of Miami, where she studied music education with Joyce Jordan and Nick DeCarbo and composition with GRAMMY award-winning composer Lansing McLoskey. While there, she performed in the Symphonic Band, Band of the Hour Marching Band, Gale Force Winds athletic band, a flute quartet, and several ensembles for musicals.
She went on to earn a master’s degree in music education at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Richard Grunow and Christopher Azzara. In addition to taking composition lessons and studying 21st century music, she served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate music education courses and performed in various ensembles.
Mrs. Grey has won a choral composition fellowship and written chamber and solo works performed by members of the Cleveland Symphony and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has been coached by composers such as Anthony Davis, David Maslanka, Michael Daughterty, John Corigliano, Steve Bryant, Mark O’Connor, Mason Bates, Jennifer Higdon, Philip Glass, Robert Morris, and Jack Stamp.
She taught instrumental music for four years in Florida schools including taking a band to the Bands of America Music for All Festival. During her five years teaching in Texas, her students have earned top ratings in UIL Contest, solo and ensemble, and performed in the State Capitol building and for Disney Performing Arts. Mrs. Grey continues to perform professionally in the Dallas Symphony Chorus, where she has performed masterworks under the baton of current New York Philharmonic Director Jaap van Zweden such as Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Bach’s St.
Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius.
Mrs. Grey has been invited to give clinics for the Technology in Music Education conference, music education associations in Florida, New Jersey, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the Midwest Clinic. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Tau Beta Sigma sorority.