Alisa Seavey completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in viola performance with renowned pedagogue Dr. Roland Vamos at Northwestern University. She earned her Master of Music in viola performance from the Yale University School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in music and English from Haverford College.
Passionate about teaching and education, Dr. Seavey teaches violin and viola privately to all ages and has worked as an artist-in-residence at high schools and middle schools across the country. Dr. Seavey has also taught viola at Yale University and coached performers at Northwestern University. She received a 2012 City of Chicago CAAP Grant with Continuum Thr33, and as a member of the Kaze Trio, she was a semi-finalist in both the 2008 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and Chamber Music Foundation of New England International Chamber Music Competition. Dr. Seavey currently performs with orchestras in New Jersey and Philadelphia as a freelance musician and her performing career has taken her across the U.S. and abroad in Switzerland, Japan and throughout Canada both premiering works with new music ensembles, and performing with orchestras. In the summers, she plays with the Lancaster Music Festival Orchestra in Lancaster, Ohio. Her principal teachers include the late Jesse Levine, Mark Lakirovich and Roland Vamos.