Violinist and conductor, Alyssa Wang, originally from San Francisco, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance in 2016 from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes. She was the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition, the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, and the Senior Leadership Award, as well as the recipient of the 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, Harry G. Archer Award, and Paul J. Baum Fund Award. During her senior year at Carnegie Mellon she helped to run the Heritage Scholarship Campaign, which raised over $180,000 to start a substantial undergraduate merit scholarship for future School of Music students. She is currently at the New England Conservatory pursuing a double Master’s Degree in violin and conducting with Malcolm Lowe and Charles Peltz, respectively. Recently she made her Jordan Hall conducting debut in the Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert in November of 2017. At New England Conservatory she regularly conducts the NEC Lab Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Ensemble. During her time at NEC, she has won fellowships with the Grammy-nominated ensemble, A Far Cry, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. As a conductor, she has attended the Pierre Monteux School, served as assistant conductor at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and studied at the Eastern Music Festival with Gerard Schwarz. Next summer she is excited to be the first assistant conductor of the New Hampshire Music Festival under the mentorship of Paul Polivnick.