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Alana Wiesing

Instructor, Music

Master of Music (M.M.) – Indiana University, 2016
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) – Indiana University, 2014

Alana Wiesing is a multi-faceted and award-winning timpanist and percussionist from Phoenix, AZ. She holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. Her primary percussion instructors were Bill Wanser and John Tafoya, and she has completed additional studies most notably and extensively with David Herbert, Cynthia Yeh, Joseph Pereira, Ed Stephan, Markus Rhoten, Richard Weiner, Jauvon Gilliam, Eric Shin, Keith Aleo, Michael Spiro, Jonathan Haas, and Doug Howard. Alana’s summer festival activities include the Eastern Music Festival (2007, 2008), the Interlochen Arts Camp (2009, 2010), the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar (2011), the Indiana University Summer Music Academy (2013), the National Orchestral Institute (2015, 2016), and the Aspen Music Festival & School (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). She actively performed, recorded, and freelanced with countless orchestras and ensembles during her time in the Midwest, notably serving as the Principal Timpanist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as well as a regular substitute and extra percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Alana is currently based in Tucson, AZ. She is the Principal Timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, where she was also elected to serve on the program advisory committee. She is a passionate educator, instructing as an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and an alumni faculty member at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival as well as operating her private teaching studio. Since her arrival in Tucson, Alana has presented masterclasses and clinics for the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Michigan State University, George Mason University, University of Florida, Western Carolina University, the Arizona PAS Day of Percussion, and the University of Arizona.

Alana currently serves as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion, a collective of performers, educators, and businesses who serve as a resource for, and support to, aspiring professional percussionists from underrepresented and underserved communities in an effort to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the concert percussion community. She participated in a virtual roundtable to discuss breaking racial barriers in the education and performance world through the Percussive Arts Society and its Diversity Alliance, and she has appeared on numerous podcasts and platforms to discuss these topics of personal impact.

In her free time, Alana enjoys hiking, biking, running, cooking, playing sports (notably tennis and ultimate frisbee), attending museums and concerts, playing board games and trivia, listening to all genres of music, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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4 days ago
Arizona Arts

TODAY … CCP OPEN HOUSE!!!
Open to the Public | Free Admission

Visit the Center for Creative Photography anytime between 12 – 7p to see the new Alice Chaiten Baker Interdisciplinary Gallery, a pop-up installation in the lobby, and our brand-new library nook. Enjoy grab and go snacks and art activities, a live DJ from 4-7p. Free parking behind the CCP from 5-7p.

Part of the Arizona Arts Signature Series!

Image: Installation view of "Photojournalism 20/20: A Think Tank for an Unimaginable Present”
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TODAY … CCP OPEN HOUSE!!! 
Open to the Public | Free Admission

Visit the Center for Creative Photography anytime between 12 – 7p to see the new Alice Chaiten Baker Interdisciplinary Gallery, a pop-up installation in the lobby, and our brand-new library nook. Enjoy grab and go snacks and art activities, a live DJ from 4-7p. Free parking behind the CCP from 5-7p.

Part of the Arizona Arts Signature Series!

Image: Installation view of Photojournalism 20/20: A Think Tank for an Unimaginable Present”
6 days ago
Arizona Arts

Tucson Lifestyle Magazine interviews Adriana Gallego (BFA ’97, Painting and Drawing), alumna from the University of Arizona School of Art, and executive director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Learn how that organization connects artists to each other, the community and to needed resources. Photo: Ed Flores

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Tucson Lifestyle Magazine interviews Adriana Gallego (BFA ’97, Painting and Drawing), alumna from the University of Arizona School of Art, and executive director of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona. Learn how that organization connects artists to each other, the community and to needed resources. Photo: Ed Flores
 
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7 days ago
Arizona Arts

Alumna Amy Duddleston earned two Emmy nominations as editor of the HBO's Mare of Easttown, career firsts.

She's edited Dexter, American Gods, The Killing and My Own Private Idaho and worked with directors like Gus Van Sant, the Russo Brothers, Lisa Cholodenko, Agnieska Holland and others.

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Duddleston (BFA ’86, General Fine Arts), as a student, actually worked in the editing room when Revenge of the Nerds was filmed on campus in Tucson.
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Alumna Amy Duddleston earned two Emmy nominations as editor of the HBOs Mare of Easttown, career firsts.

Shes edited Dexter, American Gods, The Killing and My Own Private Idaho and worked with directors like Gus Van Sant, the Russo Brothers, Lisa Cholodenko, Agnieska Holland and others.  

https://azart.fyi/EditingEmmyNoms

Duddleston (BFA ’86, General Fine Arts), as a student, actually worked in the editing room when Revenge of the Nerds was filmed on campus in Tucson.

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