Concert saxophonist, avid chamber musician, and versatile music educator, Alyssa Hoffert has toured and performed extensively across the United States and Europe. She currently serves as principal saxophonist with the Liberty Wind Symphony and has been featured with the University Circle Wind Ensemble, the Case Western Reserve University Symphonic Winds and Symphony Orchestra, the Hartt Wind Ensemble, the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, The Cleveland Winds, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble under H. Robert Reynolds at Carnegie Hall.
Hoffert has received both the prestigious Frank Huntington Beebe Foundation Fellowship and the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CIUP) scholarship for post-graduate studies in contemporary saxophone repertoire in Paris, France. She has also been a recipient of the Art of Wind Band conducting fellowship at the University of Minnesota, the Technology in Music Education (TI:ME) Leadership Academy scholarship, prizewinner of the Joan Terr Ronis scholarship, winner of the concerto competition at Case Western Reserve University, prizewinner of the American Prize in Chamber Ensemble Performance, and winner of the Paranov competition at the Hartt School. A staunch advocate of new music, Alyssa has also been an artist-in-residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute with commissioned works by Piet Swerts and Hilary Tann for the XVII World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg.
Hoffert has held teaching positions at numerous high schools across Ohio, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and at Notre Dame College, including with the NDC Indoor Winds program who were bronze medalists of the 2015 WGI Open Class World Championships.
She can be heard alongside Grammy-nominated saxophonist, Greg Banaszak, on MMO's, “Romantic Pieces for Alto Saxophone and Piano”. Alyssa is a Conn-Selmer Paris artist and performs on Selmer (Paris) mouthpieces and saxophones.