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Alissa Rhode

Alissa Rhode

Biography

ALISSA RHODE holds a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s in Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies. Regionally, she has worked with Northern Sky Theater, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater, Children’s Theater of Madison, Skylight Music Theatre, Door Shakespeare, Third Avenue Playhouse, Theatre Gigante, and Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Alissa is the composer of DAIRY HEIRS: THE FAMILY FARMING MOO-SICAL (book by Eva Nimmer and Joel Kopsichke; lyrics and story by Joel Kopischke), which premiered in 2018 at Northern Sky Theater, where it will be remounted in summer 2019. Other projects include an original score for Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT and the original score for VICTORY FOR VICTORIA (book and lyrics by Peggy Peterson Ryan & Susan Peterson Holmes), a suffragist musical about Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for U.S. President in 1872. Alissa is currently serving as music supervisor, music director and arranger/orchestrator for two upcoming premieres, and she continues to develop new work with a variety of writing teams.

Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • Chicago/Midwest

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Voice

Software

  • MainStage
  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • ASCAP
  • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

Preferred Pronouns

  • She/Her