2019 Young Composers Project Faculty
Concert: Folklore & Fairytales, Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:30AM
World-premiere of H.C. Andersen’s The Tinderbox for storyteller, harp & violin by Alyssa Reit
Master Series Forum (TED-talk style): Storytelling as a Creative Technique, Speaker: Storytelling Techniques to Bring Students Together in Performance, Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:15PM
Concert: The Next Generation, Saturday, June 22, 11:00AM
World-premiere of H.C. Andersen’s The Snow Queen, Storytelling/Recital with Camp Innovation by Alyssa Reit
Alyssa Reit is an independent performer, composer, arranger, and storyteller in New York. Ms. Reit has enjoyed a diverse performance career including concerts with the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, legendary dancer Martha Clarke, the Metropolitan Opera, contemporary music ensembles, and traditional Irish bands. She is the Artistic Director, performer, and composer for Singing Harp, an arts troupe presenting classic tales in musical and dramatic forms. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed internationally by harp ensembles, string orchestras, and brass quintets, including a performance in Italy of The Triumph of Love, a theatrical chamber music setting of the life of Italian artist Sandro Botticelli. Ms. Reit holds the Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School of Music, studying with Marcel Grandjany.