• Welcome to Orchestra!

     The Wellsville Basses!
    Mrs. Alyssa Christensen,
    5-12 Orchestra Director & Flute Teacher
    Please contact me with any questions or concerns!
    I am contacted easiest through email or Remind, and will typically respond within 24 hours:
    Or leave a message at: 585-596-2100 ext. 5124 
    About the Director:
    I graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2011 with two Bachelor's degrees in Music Education (instrumental emphasis) and Music Performance (Flute). I went back to SUNY Fredonia for my Master's in Flute Performance and won the Graduate Assistantship of Music Theory, teaching Aural Skills and Flute classes to undergrads. After I graduated in 2013, I was hired to teach Aural Skills 1 & 2 at Fredonia for a semester, filling in for a leave of absence. In 2014, I taught as a LTS at Niagara Wheatfield CSD, teaching 5th Grade Band and HS Band, and Lancaster CSD, teaching HS Concert Band and AP Music Theory. In 2015, I was hired as a full-time General Music and Chorus teacher for the Buffalo Public School system. In 2016, I was hired as the Orchestra teacher at Wellsville, and have been here since!
    I live in Holland, NY (yes, my commute is 75 minutes one direction, but I listen to lots of audio books so it is OK!) with my husband Josh, my 1 year old daughter Eliana, and my Border Collies, Luna and Moby. My passions (outside of music) are hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and downhill skiing. Josh and I built our house ourselves and it's still a work in progress; this summer 2019 we just finished laying down our floors! :)