Alyssa Roggow

VIOLA

Alyssa Roggow is a violist, writer, interdisciplinary event facilitator, and certified Master Naturalist. 

She is excited for her fourth season as the violist of the Cascade String Quartet and principal viola of the Great Falls Symphony.  

The 2020-21 season saw her solo with the Great Falls Symphony; premier, along with her colleagues in the Cascade Quartet, a song cycle by Grant Harville that set four of her poems as texts; lead a music-and-art event that showcased local musicians and public art in Great Falls; and teach a workshop on music and birdsong in Glacier National Park.

In addition to her performance and interdisciplinary work, Alyssa is a committed educator. She maintains a full studio of violin and viola students, coaches chamber groups, and works with players of all ages in masterclasses, workshops, and sectionals.

Alyssa received performance degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Eastman School of Music, with further string quartet studies at Indiana University and festivals in Austria and Canada. Her primary mentor is Masumi Rostad.

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In her spare time, Alyssa loves to read, make messes in the kitchen, and explore the outdoors.