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About Alyssa

Alyssa Weir is a highly motivated singer with a strong soprano voice and wide vocal range. As a classically trained performer, she loves to apply her talents to different genres — from Indie Vibe, Jazz, Opera, or Broadway Show-tunes. While following her passions of singing and performing, she works as a professional singer in Los Angeles and online as a vocal coach. Alyssa clearly reveals the qualities of an admirable artist in every performance. 

EDUCATION

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - BM, Vocal Performance

August 2017 - May 2021

Recipient of the 2021 Vocal Achievement Award at the University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 

SKILLS

- Wide vocal range

- Well versed in musical theater, jazz, and classical music

- Recording studio experience

- Trained in the fundamentals of music theory and aural skills

- Experienced in Italian,French, and German Diction

- Strong and confident stage presence 

 

EXPERIENCE

Tunelark - Voice Teacher and Content Creator, Online 

September 2022 - Present

- Creates original promotional content garnering thousands of views

- Teaches voice lessons remotely to all ages

- Develops accessible vocal technique classes for beginning singers

 

Dundee Music - Voice Teacher, West Dundee IL

May 2021 - May 2022

Taught all age levels:

- the promotion of healthy singing based on the vocal principles of body alignment, respiration, phonation, resonation, and articulation

- opportunities to practice vocal technique and expression in a safe and supportive environment

- musicianship such as phrasing, dynamics, intonation, rhythm, sight-reading, etc 

Art Song Solo Recital, Faith United Methodist Church, Champaign

March 2020 - May 2021

Prepared two solo recitals an hour in length

- All recitals contained art songs in 4 languages; Engish, German, Italian, and French

-Contained works by Gabriel Fauré,  Amy Beach, Richard Strauss, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Pietro Cimara, Riccardo Zandonai, and more

 

Scuola Italia Program for Young Opera Singers, St. Angelo in Vado, Italy
June- July 2018; June - July 2019​

Roles from this opera program include:

-Musetta in La Boheme

-Susanna and Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro

-Nella in Gianni Schicchi

-Annina in La Traviata

Repertoire 

Jazz Standards 

"Almost like Being in Love"

"No More Blues"

"Girl from Ipanema" 

"Embraceable You" 

"Fly Me to the Moon"

"Angel Eyes"

"Água de Beber"

 

Contemporary 

"Stop This Train" by John Mayer

"Japanese Denim" By Daniel Caesar

"If You Want To" by Beabadoobee

"Someone Like You" by Adele 

"My Future" by Billie Eilish

"All of Our Yesterdays" by Mac DeMarco

"Girl Crush" by Little Big Town

 

Classical 

"What Good Would the Moon Be" from Street Scene by Kurt Weill 

"Quando m'en vo" from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini

"Love's Philosophy" by Roger Quilter

"Love Went A-Riding" by Frank Bridge

"Music I Heard With You" by Richard Hageman 

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