Dr. Alissa Deeter is a nationally recognized performer with firm footing in classical, operetta and musical theatre repertoire. An active recitalist, she has a penchant for French mélodie as well as the treasured compositions of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Weill. She is the co-author of The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc: A Study Guide and has several articles published in the Journal of Singing. Alissa’s recording entitled Hier:Mélodies of Francis Poulenc can be downloaded from multiple music services and streamed on Spotify. She can also be heard on the Albany Records recording From the Heartland.
Alissa has served in academic institutions for almost two decades, most recently as the Coordinator of Applied Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her tenure in Charlotte, she was the co-artistic director of Sine Nomine, a vocal ensemble that engaged audiences through its innovative musical experiences to enrich the lives of all populations through music regardless of culture, age, race, beliefs, or sexual identities. Alissa is an advocate of art to affect change and works to promote singing in local communities as a cultural force. She continues to serve and educate through her work with Blueprint Ensemble Arts as its Coordinator of Educational Programming, placing choirs and theatre classes in enrichment programs for area Portland schools.