Alyssa Rudrum

Meet Alyssa Rudrum


What has inspired you to be a musician? Ohhh, um, I don’t know, I just love music, I like Andre Rieu, and Sharon Corr, and the Corrs are sort of my inspiration from my Dad. Sometimes there are people that all my friends look up, we listen to their music and kind of try and play it.

Why did you decide to be part of CSO, what does it offer your family? I thought it would be really fun because I meet new people and make new friends. My mum plays Trumpet so its good for her too. I like going to concerts and stuff because its cool to play in front of other people and be with people who share the same interests as me.

Being part of CSO, how has this benefited your life? It has helped with music at school; it has given me the confidence to play at other places such as my friend’s church.Which group do you play in? I was in the String Orchestra for my first year. At the start of 2013 I joined the CSO and half way through the year I was moved to the first violin section. Just at the end of 2013, I joined the Fiddle Group as well; I like Celtic music and playing fast.

What advice would you give someone thinking of being a musician? Do it! Its really fun and you get to experience a lot of new things and learn things from other people, and make a lot of friends. If you practice every day you can do things like travel overseas with groups. I am off to Europe this year with my school music program.