B i o g r a p h y

Michael Alegria has been an entrepreneur for Music Education in the Sarasota County area since 2009. He is the former flute instructor of MyMusicExpert.com with instructional YouTube videos reaching view counts of over 25,000. His work as the Instrumental Director with Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts (VIVA) brought a new focus to the North Port, Florida, area for high school music students. Through VIVA, Michael was able to provide professional experience to advanced high school students through professional performance opportunities as well as providing scholarship opportunities. He has also served as the Executive Director of Rebound Percussion – a community percussion ensemble for high school age youth with aspirations of becoming a world class competitive music organization by fostering dedication, leadership, self-discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship, and musicianship.

 


 

Michael’s teaching career started early when he was in the 10th grade and now comes recommended by prominent local music teachers. He has had private students excel at solo and ensemble assessments and has had students successfully audition for the Florida Flute Association student flute choirs, Florida all-state, Polk County All-County bands, and local youth symphony programs. He has given flute masterclasses, worked as a marching band staff member, served as an assistant director for Indoor Percussion groups, and has taught leadership training to marching bands during the summer. 

 

His career as a solo flutist began at the end of his senior year of high school where he produced, performed, and profited from a solo recital at only 18 years old. Michael has served as the principal flutist for several community ensembles such as the North Port Concert Band, North Port Symphony, and North Port Woodwind Quintet. He has been a solo artist with the Venice Performing Arts Series, Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts, and Sarasota Artist series. He has performed with many other ensembles of note, including the Teacher’s Flute Orchestra at the Florida Flute Convention.

"Alegria possess an innate sense of musicality beyond his years and a unique ability to breathe fresh life into the intricate phrasing of his highly advanced solo flute repertoire.” Deborah Berioli, Venice Performing Arts Series, Director

 

Michael currently performs with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and lives in North Port, Florida.

Michael Performing on Piccolo with the Imperial Symphony
Michael performing in Rome, Italy with the NPHS Orchestra
Michael with his Student, Anthony, who won the John Philip Sousa Band Award
Michael with the 2013 NPHS Indoor Percussion Ensemble as assistant director (pictured far right)

Teaching Resume

Private Flute Instructor:

Present:                  Private Flute Lessons (Since 2007)

2013 - 2016            Online Flute Instructor, MyMusicExpert.com

Flute Sectional Instructor:

North Port High School

Woodland Middle School

Woodland Middle School Summer Band Camp

Heron Creek Middle School

Port Charlotte Middle School

Lake Region High School

Percussion Instructor:

2012 - 2014            North Port High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble

2014 - 2016            Rebound Percussion, Inc.

Marching Band:

2012 - 2014             Marching Band Staff, North Port High School

2014 - 2015             Summer Coordinator and Leadership Training, North Port High School

2014                         Marching Band Staff, Lake Region High School

Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts:

2013                       Conductor and Instrumental Director

Performance Resume

Performing Experience:

 

Present:                       3rd Flute/ Piccolo, Imperial Symphony Orchestra (Since 2016)

 

2014-2017                   Principal Piccolo, Florida Southern College Symphony Band

 

2014-2017                   Principal Piccolo / Flute, Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra

 

2014-2017                   Flute / Piccolo, Florida Southern College Flute Choir

 

2016                             Flute / Piccolo, Lakeland Community Theatre

 

2016, 2015                   Featured Soloist, Florida Southern College Flute Choir

 

2015                             Featured Soloist, Florida Southern College Symphony Band

 

2014 – 2016                 Flute, Florida Teacher’s Flute Orchestra

 

2016, 2014, 2011,        Featured Soloist, North Port Concert Band

2010, 2009                   

 

2013 – 2014                  Principal Flute / Piccolo, North Port Symphony Orchestra

 

2013 – 2014                  Flute, North Port Woodwind Quintet

 

2013 – 2014                  Principal Flute, North Port Concert Band

 

2013 – 2014                  Featured Soloist, Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts

 

2013                               Featured Soloist, Artist Series of Sarasota

 

2012                               Principal Flute, Nacogdoches Concert Band

 

2011- 2012:                   Substitute Flute, The Pops Orchestra of Sarasota and Bradenton

 

2009 – 2013                   Featured Soloist, Venice Performing Arts Series

           

2007 – 2012                   Flute / Piccolo, North Port Concert Band

 

Educational Background:

 

2014 - 2017:                 Florida Southern College, BS, Music Management 2017

                                       Colleen Blagov, Instructor

 

2010 - 2012                  State College of Florida, Dr. Jane Hoffman, Instructor

 

2007 – 2010                  Cindy Bruce, Instructor

 

Other:

 

2015:                            Masterclass, Viviana Guzman, International Flutist

2015:                            1st Place, Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland, Scholarship Competition

2015:                            1st Place, Florida Southern College Music Department, Scholarship Competition

2012:                            Masterclass, Dr. Christina Guenther, Stephen F. Austin University

2010:                            Masterclass, Dr. Trudy Kane, University of Miami

2010:                            Masterclass, Joan Sparks, FluteProShop

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