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December, 20, 2023
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM




Alyssa Grey

Alyssa Grey

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Anyone Can Arrange

Clinic Synopsis:

Do you want to write arrangements and warm-ups but aren't sure how to begin? Are you missing a critical voice for your band or orchestra and need to re-write the part? Have you always wanted to compose but it seems overwhelming to begin? During this session, attendees will learn how to plan and write music using compositional techniques, find public-domain source material, create professional-looking scores, and listen to real-world examples. Write music to fit your program!

Alyssa Grey - Biographical Information

Dr. Alyssa Grey is Director of Wind Studies and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Berry College. She completed undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Music Theory & Composition from the University of Miami where she studied with GRAMMY-Award Winning composer Lansing McLoskey. She received a Masters degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music and a PhD from the University of North Texas where she studied wind band conducting with Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Alyssa has presented sessions and research with the National Association for Music Education, Society for Music Teacher Education, College Music Society, GMEA, NJMEA, FMEA, OKMEA, ArkMEA, TMEA, the North Texas Conductors Collegium, the Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Midwest Clinic. She is an active conductor and researcher and has been published in scholarly journals including Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, the Instrumentalist, and is a contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series. Dr. Grey’s Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference. She also has performed professionally with the Dallas Symphony Chorus for five years under the baton of Jaap van Zweden, conductor of the New York Philharmonic. Dr. Grey is an Auxiliary Committee member for the Music Educators Journal.