Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, Alisa Coffey is the Principal Harpist for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Appointed in 2011, Alisa performs widely throughout the Mid South region both as soloist and orchestral performer. She performs regularly with Iris Orchestra and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, as well as Shreveport Symphony and Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Formerly in Philadelphia, Alisa performed with ensembles such as Symphony in C, the National Philharmonic, Philly Pops and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Alisa's summers have been spent participating in festivals such as Artosphere Festival, Saratoga Harp Colony, Spoleto Festival U.S.A. and Aspen Music Festival.
An enthusiastic educator, Alisa maintains a large private studio in Little Rock, and also teaches at University of Arkansas and Hendrix College. Alisa also has recently completed training in the Suzuki method.
As a soloist, Alisa received recognition in the 2011 Lyon and Healy Awards as well as the 2011 American Harp Society National Competition. She completed her M.M. at Temple University with Elizabeth Hainen and her Performance Diploma at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music with Judy Loman. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at University of North Texas with Dr. Jaymee Haefner.