Alyssa Regent (b. 1995) is a New York based composer originally from the islands of Guadeloupe. She has participated in several music festivals and programs such as the 77th Composer’s Conference, String Quartet Evolution at the Banff Center (Canada), New Music on the Point and the Lucerne Music Festival (Switzerland).
In 2023, she was awarded the Ascap Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
She studied composition with Suzanne Farrin, David Fulmer, Marcos Balter and George Lewis and is currently pursuing a DMA at Columbia University.
She is inspired by what she calls “the unseen”, seeking to evoke passions and sensations that are deeply rooted in introspection. She harvests from the ethereal, the enigmatic intersections between music and spirituality. She loves to think about music as an exploration of the spiritual and emotional dimensions of the human experience.
Her compositions urge listeners to reflect and embrace their emotions; connect with each other during a shared listening experience.
Her music has been performed by several New York based ensembles and soloists.