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USD: CAS: Alyze Dreiling-Hammer
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Alyze Dreiling-Hammer, MFA

Applied Faculty
Violinist / Violist / Conductor

Violinist, Alyze Dreiling was born in Detroit, Michigan. She began her studies with Mischa Mischakoff .The Detroit Symphony and the Music Study Club of Metropolitan Detroit sponsored her education with Mischakoff. Ms. Dreiling graduated from Indiana University where she studied with Josef Gingold. She has attended Kneisel Hall, Blossom Music Festival and Academy of the West for chamber music and worked with Walter Trampler, Karen Tuttle, Janos Starker and Menahem Pressler.

Ms.Dreiling maintains a private teaching studio and is a member and adjudicator of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the National Piano Guild.


  • BM in Violin Performance, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • MFA, Orchestral Performance, United States International University, San Diego, CA

Scholarly and Creative Work

Ms. Dreiling and Myron Fink were awarded a recording prize from Contemporary Recording Society for the production and release of a CD featuring Fink’s Violin Sonata #1 and subsequently the Violin Sonata #2. Currently Ms. Dreiling is in the process of recording Fink’s remaining works for Violin and Viola. Presently Ms. Dreiling is on the faculty at USD and USD Chamber Music Festival and is violinist with Trio Licenza, the piano trio, in residence at USD, a violinist with Quartetto Sorrento and member of the California Consort.

She has appeared as soloist with the Detroit Symphony, Philharmonica Hungarica at the Vienna Summer Festival, Florida Chamber Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra and served as concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Chamber Orchestra before coming to San Diego. In the San Diego area, she has appeared as soloist with the International Orchestra, Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Dreiling was founding Artistic Director and Conductor of Classics for Kids. Alyze was the Violinist/Conductor of the International Chamber Players at USIU. Adept with all musical styles, she has played concertmaster for Donna Summers, Smoky Robinson, Dionne Warwick and Tom Scott, to name a few. She has also served as concertmaster for shows at the Old Globe, Civic Auditorium, LaJolla Playhouse, Lawrence Welk Theater and Starlight Musical Theater and has also played with San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Hutchins Consort, Opera Pacific, and Orquestra de Baja California. Ms. Dreiling is also the Artisic Director/Conductor of the YPO, String Orchestra and Soloists Ensemble.