Alyssa Rodriguez is a classically trained violinist composer gone fiddle player who teaches and performs throughout upstate New York. Her music has been featured on WXXI's HomeStage, in CITY Newspaper, in Floated Magazine, and on WRUR's Open Tunings. She plays fiddle with various bands including Irish punk-rock band Sisters of Murphy, swing jazz band The Gregory Street Vagabonds, and performs solo fiddle at the Genesee Village Country Museum in Mumford, NY.

    Alyssa received her bachelor's degree in music composition from Ithaca College, where she studied Suzuki violin pedagogy with Carrie Reuning-Hummel. In 2020, Alyssa Rodriguez won a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to study and research Nordic Folk Music and String Pedagogy at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She has studied Scandinavian folk music with Laurie Hart, Swedish nyckelharpa with several riksspelman, was admitted to the Eric Sahlström Institute to study nyckelharpa in Fall 2020.