Soprano Alyssa Serakos, holds a Bachelor degree in Vocal Music Education K-12 from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, where she studied under Catherine McCord Larson. Throughout her time at UNW, Alyssa student conducted the Northwestern Women’s Chorale (2013–2015) and served as soprano section leader for the Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Northwestern Choir, where she sang as a soloist and first soprano. Alyssa competed in various solo and ensemble competitions in High School and was recognized as the winner of MSHSL Solo Ensemble Contest and MMEA All-State Choir soloist. She continues to compete yearly in the Minnesota NATS competition, where she placed as solo semi-finalist.
Alyssa has been singing, acting, and playing piano since the age of five, and enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. She loves teaching the fundamentals of healthy singing and helping students explore expression and the versatility of their voice through styles such as choral music, art song, opera, and musical theatre. In addition to classical singing, Alyssa has enjoyed being a worship leader since 2010 at UNW, Trout Lake Camp, and at various churches throughout the Twin Cities. She currently teaches music at Zachary Lane Elementary School in Plymouth, Minnesota, directs the Northwestern Vivace Voices Youth Choir, and sings professionally in Deo Cantamus and the National Lutheran Choir.