Allyssa Jones is a critically acclaimed educator, composer and performer. Currently serving the Boston Public Schools as Program Director for Performing Arts, Allyssa has also been an active music clinician and presenter for over fifteen years. In 2001, Boston Magazine named her one of “40 Bostonians to Watch” for her work with vocal jazz and choral ensembles. Her conducting credits include over a decade of performances as vocal music director at Boston Arts Academy, and appearances with the Boston Children’s Chorus and the MMEA-Northeast District Junior Festival Treble Chorus. A 2005 Surdna Fellow, Allyssa's artistic credits include two solo recordings, appearances on music festival and theatre stages throughout the Northeast and Midwest, original compositions for theatre, including Company One theatre company, and arrangements for recording artists and school groups. Most recently, she composed the original score and songs for Knockaround Kids, a film by John Oluwole ADEkoje, which is currently garnering rave reviews on the film festival circuit.
M.M. Music Education, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Music Education, Adelphi University
composition (theatre, film, choral), songwriting, vocal arranging, conducting (jazz vocal ensemble, chorus), private instruction (voice, piano, music theory)
curriculum development, interdisciplinary/project-based learning, differentiated instruction, ELA/Common Core integration, backwards design
project management, event production, grant writing, branding, PR coordination