Alisa Coffey was appointed Principal Harpist of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in 2010. She is also Second Harpist with Symphony in C, of Camden, NJ. In addition to her regular positions, Alisa has served as extra or substitute harpist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, IRIS Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and National Philharmonic among others. As a soloist, Alisa received recognition in the 2011 Lyon and Healy Awards, as well as the 2011 American Harp Society National Competition. She has attended summer music festivals: Aspen Music Festival, Artosphere, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., and Saratoga Harp Colony.
Formerly from the Philadelphia area, Alisa served as the harp faculty instructor at Settlement Music School. She was also the Artistic Coordinator for The Lyra Society, a non-profit organization which offers harp lessons within Philadelphia public schools. Alisa graduated with a Master's of Music from Temple University. She received her Bachelor's of Music and Performace Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, ON.