Alyssa J. Cossey
Assistant Professor, Music
Music Bldg, Room 155
Alyssa Cossey is Assistant Professor of Choral Music and Music Education at the University of Arizona where she conducts the University Community Chorus and the Wildcat Choir, teaches undergraduate Choral Methods, Advanced Studies in Music Education for graduate students, and oversees students teachers. In addition to her teaching responsibilities she is in high demand as an adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and presenter and has presented at state and regional conferences in Arizona, California, Washington, Hawaii, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Michigan.
Dr. Cossey holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, an MM in Choral Conducting from California State University, Fullerton, and a BA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
As a Los Angeles native, she sang in the premiere women’s chorus, Vox Femina Los Angeles and has been invited to sing at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Pantages Theatre, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall with renowned conductors and composers including John Williams, Grant Gershon, and James Conlon. She is also an inaugural member of the professional-level women's choir mirabai, under the direction of Dr. Sandra Snow.
Previously, Dr. Cossey taught middle and high school choir in the L.A. area for nearly a decade. During her tenure her choirs consistently received Superior ratings at festival and enrollment in the Choral Department grew from less than 80 to more than 350 singers.