MM – New England Conservatory
BM – Eastman School of Music
Noted for her “high level of fearless skill,” flutist Alyssa Griggs is a dynamic orchestral, chamber, and solo artist. In October 2010 Alyssa received first prize in the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition where she gave her solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, she has won Honorable Mention for the 2015 Myrna Brown Competition, and First Prize in the 2014 Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artists Competition and the Florida Bach Young Artists Competition. In 2013 Alyssa was a finalist in the Byron Hester Competition in Houston, TX. Alyssa has also been named an Emerging Artist by Miyazawa Flutes.
Equally versatile as a piccolo artist, and praised as “memorable” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Alyssa is the newly appointed piccolo player of the Omaha Symphony. In addition she is also piccolo/assistant principal flute of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, second flutist of the Des Moines Metro Opera, and piccolo with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. She’s performed at Carnegie Hall as principal flute of the New York Festival Orchestra and has also played with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She recently took the stage with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival as part of the Kent-Blossom Summer Music Program. Alyssa has participated in such prominent festivals as the Lakes Area Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre, Domain Forget, and the Pierre Monteux School
Alyssa holds a Master’s Degree with honors from New England Conservatory where she studied with Paula Robison and a Bachelor’s Degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Bonita Boyd. She engaged in post graduate studies as a student of BSO principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe and piccoloist, Cindy Meyers. Alyssa also earned a certificate from Eastman’s Arts Leadership Program and was awarded membership to the elite Keidaeans Honor Society.