Terry S. Alvey is the Instrumental 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 graduate studies at the University of Maryland and Trinity College. She is an active educator, conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and performer. Ms. Alvey began her musical career in the D.C. 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, D.C. based performing ensemble. Ms. Alvey has been on the faculties of the Levine School of Music, D.C. Youth Orchestras, Montgomery County Youth Orchestras, and the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra programs. During her 28 year 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. She has also acted as an adjudicator for the Prince Georges, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Howard and Baltimore County Band and Orchestra Festivals as well as area’s Solo and Ensemble Festivals. In addition to her duties at Whitman, Ms. Alvey maintains a private trumpet studio. Ms. Alvey has been the conductor of the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble for 16 years, has served as conductor for the Montgomery County Sixth Grade and Junior Honor Bands, as well as the Senior Honors String Orchestra, and was the 2006– 2007 conductor for the Maryland All-State Junior Band. She is also an active member of the Maryland Band and Orchestra Directors Associations, Music Educators National Conference, and the Jazz Education Network.

CONTACT: talvey@pvyo.org