Alanna Mossel is enjoying her first year as a violist for the LCSO. Her musical career began when she started playing viola in sixth grade for the Willowcreek Middle School Orchestra. Alanna continued studying music through high school, with the guidance and encouragement from her middle school music teacher, and eventually obtained her degree in Music Education from Indiana State University.
Alanna currently enjoys the best of both worlds, teaching music and performing it. Aside from being in the LCSO, she is currently performing with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Alanna has many musical connections in the Indiana area and is enjoying an extensive teaching career. She currently has her own private studio of twelve viola and violin students in Carmel, IN and teaches viola and violin students at Fishers Intermediate School for about half the year.
When Alanna is not teaching private lessons, she is working with several youth orchestras. Alanna has been a sectional coach, guest conductor, and guest artist for schools all over the Indy/Carmel/Fishers/Avon area and has also been the director and coach for the Carmel Conservatory of Music Camp. Alanna also taught for two years at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, where she was able to conduct an ensemble of students which then provided her with her own private students. Being a part of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra was rewarding for her and she enjoyed her time there extensively.
Aside from music, Alanna has a three year old daughter named Gwen who brings joy and light to her life. They enjoy doing activities together such as singing songs, practicing piano and violin, swimming, playing with their two Miniature Dachshunds, and watching Disney princess movies. Alanna says her favorite part about being a member of the LCSO is making music with people who bring joy, and she has enjoyed making music with them.