Alyssa's passion for music started at a young age. Born and raised on the islands of Guadeloupe (FR), she has always been fascinated with all styles and genres of music. After graduating from high school with a french baccalaureate in Language and Literature she flew to New York to discover a new culture and deepen her knowledge of the English language.
Alyssa Regent (b. 1995) was born on the islands of Guadeloupe (FR) and studied at Hunter College New York, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in composition magna cum laude under professors such as David Fulmer and Shafer Mahoney. In 2019, she participated in the Porto Piano Festival as a student pianist and in 2021 she was a Fromm Foundation Fellow at the 77th Composers’ Conference in Boston, MA. In 2022 she obtained her Master of Arts in composition under Suzanne Farrin and David Fulmer at Hunter College. She was awarded the Richard Burke Merit Scholarship and Gloria Bierman Endowed Award from the music department at Hunter College.
As a composer, her music has been performed by the Talea Ensemble, Connor Hanick, Emi Fergusson, NMK Ensemble, among others. In 2020, she started her position as Assistant conductor of the Hunter Symphony Orchestra.
Alyssa’s music draws inspiration from folklore and the broader realm of art as a practice/approach to seeing the world (visual art, written and spoken words, film, movement, sound art, etc) and she loves to explore the spectrum of human emotions and sensibilities.
She currently is a DMA candidate at Columbia University.
She has experience in music directing/orchestration and music editing.
Aside from composing, Alyssa is a movie buff, loves to cook and read.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Other Countries
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
- Music Assistant
Current HS, College, or Grad Student?
Person of Color?