Alyssa Ung holds both Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Through various programs and classes at the Mount Royal University Conservatory, she has studied instrumental performance, chamber ensemble, harmony, history, improvisation, musicianship and Orff method. She is also a Registered Music Teacher and full member of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association (ARMTA).
Alyssa has thrived as both a soloist and an ensemble performer, having participated in festivals and competitions at the regional, provincial, national and international level. She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships at various festivals, including 1st place in the Complete Piano Concerto category of the 2016 Alberta Music Festival. In 2017, she was a National Finalist in the Canadian Music Competition.
Performance engagements have taken her around Canada, Germany and Italy. From 2012-2017, she studied under John Robertson, and has also had the opportunity to receive guidance from pianists such as Dmitry Nesterov, Krzysztof Jablonski, Charles Foreman and Konstantin Shamray.
In addition to classical studies, Alyssa has had extensive training in jazz saxophone and clarinet, in both combo and bigband settings. She has had the pleasure of participating in masterclasses and collaborative performances with leading artists such as Ralph Bowen, Luis Bonilla, Terell Stafford, Ingrid Jensen, Maria Schneider, Reggie Thomas and Mulgrew Miller.
Over the years, Alyssa has enjoyed working with students ages 3 to 60, helping them to further their musical knowledge, complete RCM theory and piano exams and participate in local festivals. She has served as a volunteer piano teacher for the Calgary Catholic Immigrant Society in the Immigrant Outreach Youth Project, allowing youth new to Canada to get exposure to music education.