Alyssa McKeithen

Adjunct Professor, Music History and Oboe

Department of Music

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Alyssa McKeithen joined the VCU Department of Music in 2015 as Adjunct Instructor of Oboe and Music History. Courses include Classical Music Survey I and The Creative Habit, in addition to oboe lessons and masterclasses. Prior university teaching experience includes the University of Florida as Sabbatical Replacement in 2015, The Eastman School of Music as Graduate Teaching Assistant in Oboe and Musicology 2004-6, and Texas Lutheran University as Instructor of Double Reeds 1998-2004. Other teaching experience includes private lessons, masterclasses, and reed making classes in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Wyoming, Michigan, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Alyssa is an active freelance performer with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, The Naples Players, and Theatrezone. Since 2007, she has owned and operated “Double Reed Girl”, an online source for handmade reeds and processed cane, serving oboe and english horn enthusiasts across the country.

Musical training and degrees were from Dr. Richard Killmer at The Eastman School of Music (2004-6), Dr. Nancy Ambrose King at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (MM 1998), Dr. Leslie Odom at The University of Florida (BM 1995) and Ms. Patricia Stenberg in Sarasota, Florida.