TERRY ALVEY is the Music Director at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Ms. Alvey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Trumpet Performance and continued her education at the University of Maryland and Trinity College where she received her teaching certification. She is an active music educator, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and performer.Ms. Alvey began her musical experience in the DC area as a freelance musician and a member of the Monumental Brass Quintet. The quintet performed extensively in the metro area, and toured the East Coast. Performances included the Kennedy Center, Lisner Auditorium, the Joseph Meyerhoff Hall and the White House. Ms. Alvey is now a member of the M Street Brass Quintet a Washington DC-based performing ensemble.Ms. Alvey has been on the faculties of the Levine School of Music, DC Youth Orchestras, Montgomery County Youth Orchestras and Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra programs.
During her teaching career with Montgomery County Public Schools, she has taught at Tilden, North Bethesda and Hoover Middle Schools. Under her leadership, these school bands and orchestras have consistently received superior ratings at both the District and State Band and Orchestra Festivals. Ms. Alvey applies her expertise on the Montgomery County Middle School Curriculum writing team for Instrumental Music. She has also acted as an adjudicator for the Prince Georges County Band Festival as well as their Solo and Ensemble Festival. In addition to her duties at Whitman, Ms. Alvey maintains a large private trumpet studioMs Alvey has also served as conductor for the Montgomery County Sixth Grade and Junior Honors Bands, as well as the Senior Honors String Orchestra.. This year Ms. Alvey is honored to serve as conductor for the Maryland All-State Junior Band.