BA, Columbia University
MM, USC Thornton School of Music
Alina graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, and from University of Southern California with a Masters Degree in Vocal Arts.
Alina has over nine years of experience in teaching and vocal coaching as a private instructor as well serving on the faculties of Columbia University and California Institute of the Arts. She enjoys working with students of all ages and ability levels and is equally adept at classical, operatic, musical theater, jazz and popular singing styles.
Professionally, she has sung in concert series and venues across the world, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire, Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series, Chicago’s Poetry Foundation, and the Miami Civic Music Association, where she appeared as a soloist with the Toomai String Quintet. Alina has been seen as Pamina (The Magic Flute) at California Institute of the Arts, and Aurore (Le Portrait de Manon) at University of Southern California. She has participated in prestigious music festivals such as OperaWorks, Songfest, Académie Internationale d-Eté de Nice, and the Bel Canto Institute. Roitstein has continued to be engaged by OperaWorks, performing concerts throughout Southern California, including “Opera Improv!”, an entirely improvised concert. Alina is also a singer and composer for River Song Quintet, a chamber jazz ensemble which has toured and performed masterclasses throughout the United States.
Recent/Current Career Events
River Song Quintet recently released their first full length album, Monarchs.