Instructor of Percussion / Conductor of Percussion Ensemble, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Drumset, Interlochen Percussion Institute
M.M, Eastman School of Music; B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia
Mr. Alfieri has been Instructor of Percussion and Conductor of the Percussion Ensemble at the Interlochen Arts Academy since 1980. He is also a faculty member for the Interlochen Arts Camp Percussion Institute. Mr. Alfieri has been Principal Timpanist for the Traverse Symphony Orchestra since 2009. He was the former Instructor of Percussion at Kentucky State University from 1978 - 80. While at Eastman he was on the summer preparatory faculty. Mr. Alfieri is an endorser/clinician for Zildjian Cymbals.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including: Kennedy Center Fellowship in the Arts, Outstanding Percussionist Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Who's Who in American Teachers Award, Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, Meet the Composer Grant, two Creative Artist Grants from Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Outstanding Composer Notre Dame Jazz Festival, Teacher Recognition Certificate from the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts and first ever Leading Educator Award from The Congressional Youth Leadership Council.
In addition to regular performances with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, other performances have included: a recital at the Kennedy Center; NPR's Performance Today; numerous Interlochen faculty recitals; concerts/recitals with Aretha Franklin; Frank Sinatra, Jr.; The Temptations; Maureen McGovern; Bernadette Peters; Robert Gulley; Burt Bacharach; Dionne Warwick; Kansas; Yes; Jerry Lewis; Johnny Mathis; Empire Brass; She-e Wu; Keith Aleo; Casey Cangelosi; Jae hee Jung; Michael Burritt
University and high school percussion ensembles throughout the world perform his compositions. Recent performances have included: Eastman School of Music; University of Michigan; Cleveland Institute; Juilliard School; Boston Conservatory; New England Conservatory.