Alyze Dreiling is an award-winning conductor, and accomplished violinist and violist in San Diego. In addition to serving as the YPO Soloists Ensemble Artistic Director and Conductor since 2010, she is adjunct faculty at Grossmont Colllege, University of San Diego and USD Chamber Music Festival and is also a violinist with Trio Licenza, the piano trio, in residence at USD, and a member of the California Consort. She was also the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics for Kids, a fully professional orchestra performing specialty youth concerts in the San Diego area. Ms. Dreiling maintains a private teaching studio and is a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Piano Guild. She also serves as an adjudicator for the MTAC Certificate of Merit program.
Ms. Dreiling won second prize in the American Prize Competition – conductor of youth orchestra division. Ms. Dreiling’s credits include: soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Philharmonica Hungarica at the Vienna Summer Festival, Florida Chamber Orchestra, concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra. With composer, Myron Fink, she received a recording prize from Contemporary Recording Society for the production and release of a CD featuring Fink’s Violin Sonata #1 and subsequently the Violin Sonata #2.Additionally, locally, she has appeared as soloist with the International Orchestra, SDSU Symphony and Grossmont Symphony where she serves as principal violist of the orchestra as well as the Grossmont Quartet, and was the Violinist/Conductor of the International Chamber Players at USIU. She has also served as concertmaster for shows at the Old Globe, Civic Auditorium, La Jolla Playhouse, Lawrence Welk Theater and Starlight Musical Theater and has played with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Hutchins Consort, Opera Pacific, and Orquesta de Baja California. Adept with all musical styles, she has played concertmaster for Donna Summers, Smoky Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Tom Scott, to name a few.
She has attended Kneisel Hall, Blossom Music Festival and Academy of the West for chamber music and worked with Walter Trampler, Karen Tuttle, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, she began her studies with master pedagogue, Mischa Mischakoff .The Detroit Symphony and the Music Study Club of Metropolitan Detroit sponsored her education with Mischakoff. Ms. Dreiling graduated from Indiana University where she studied with the legendary violin teacher, Josef Gingold. She holds a BM in Violin Performance from Indiana University and MA from United States International University with an emphasis on Orchestral Performance.
These materials were updated as of June 2015.