Alondra Damian-Noyola is a violist from Naples, Florida, currently studying at the University of
Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance under Caroline Coade, third chair violist of the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Alondra was a 2023 fellow at the Round Top Festival Institute,
which has impassioned her love for orchestral music. Alondra has performed with the University
Philharmonia Orchestra and the University Symphony Orchestra under the batons of Jayce
Ogren and Kenneth Kiesler.
Alondra received the Grand Prize in the 2022 Naples Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, in
which she had the opportunity to debut with the Naples Philharmonic, and won Second Place in
the 2022 and 2021 Music Foundation of Greater Naples Scholarship Competition.
Alondra has enjoyed participating in chamber music festivals such as the Green Mountain
Chamber Music Festival, Credo Music, the Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute, and the
Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Alondra has performed in viola masterclasses with Peter Slowik, Kirsten Docter, Stan Konapka,
Heinrich Koll, Ronald Houston, Roger Meyers, Brett Deubner and Roberto Diaz. Since starting
her education at the University of Michigan, Alondra has had the opportunity to receive chamber
music coachings from Annie Fullard, Katherine Votapek, and Amir Eldan.
Alondra began private lessons at age twelve with Mrs. Lisa Mattson, Assistant Principal Violist
of the Artis Naples Philharmonic through the generosity of the Music Foundation of Greater
Naples’ Haegg Scholarship. Throughout high school, she also enjoyed partaking in other student
orchestra opportunities, such as the Florida All-State Orchestra in 2020 and 2022, and the New
World Side by Side Ensemble in 2022.
Alondra is also pursuing a minor in Arts Administration and champions her identity as a
First-Generation student. Outside of music, she enjoys spending time with friends, thrift
shopping, attempting 1,000-piece puzzles, and trying ice cream shops around Ann Arbor.
Alondra plays on a Raymond Schryer viola on generous loan from the Virtu Foundation.