“Father, Brother, Sister, Mother” UA Wildcat High School Honor Choir
1017 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0004
The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music presents “Father, Brother, Sister, Mother,” featuring the Wildcat High School Honor Choir. The performance will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall.
The Fred Fox School of Music welcomes Alyssa Cossey to the faculty, and as new director of the UA Wildcat High School Honor Choir. This distinguished ensemble meets Monday evenings to study and rehearse exciting choral repertoire while also offering members the opportunity to develop exceptional musicianship and leadership skills. This honor choir includes outstanding public, private and home-schooled choral musicians from throughout the Greater Tucson area. Their first concert of the season celebrates the very community they create and what it means to be a “family.” For information about the ensemble and auditions please call 520-621-1655.
About the director
A California native, Dr. Alyssa Cossey is a dynamic conductor and educator who brings a wealth of experiences and abilities to her position at the Fred Fox School of Music.
Her successful record includes leadership of community and church choirs and collegiate ensembles, as well as middle school and high school groups.
Alyssa’s repertoire embraces a wide range of styles and genres, from Haydn and Brahms to Britten, and from Broadway to the great choral-orchestral masterworks of the Western canon. In addition to her own considerable concert portfolio, Alyssa has prepared choral ensembles for performances with renowned orchestras including the Detroit Symphony and the Michigan State University Orchestra, and for notable conductors such as Grant Gershon and James Conlon. Her ensembles have participated in state and national invitational festivals (Walt Disney Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall) and concert tours throughout the United States, and have experienced consistent recruiting success, with many programs doubling in size under her leadership.
Alyssa has extensive experience as a clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, and presenter. As a student, she was the recipient of numerous awards, scholarships, and assistantships, including the Outstanding Music Graduate and Outstanding Alumni at California Polytechnic University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education. Alyssa earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from California State University, Fullerton, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at Michigan State University.