Alana Wiesing is a multi-faceted and award-winning timpanist and percussionist from Phoenix, AZ. She holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. She actively performed with numerous orchestras during her time in the Midwest, notably serving as the Principal Timpanist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as well as a regular substitute and extra percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Alana currently serves as the Principal Timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra as well as an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at the University of Arizona. She is an alumni faculty member at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, she has presented many masterclasses and clinics for educational institutions and programs around the country, and she has been featured in several notable publications and podcasts. Alana serves as the President and Chair of the board of directors for the Network for Diversity in Concert Percussion, and she’s a member of the executive board for the Tucson Federation of Musicians (Local 33). She has been a guest Principal Timpanist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and she also performs as the Principal Timpanist with the Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra, Sphinx Competition Orchestra, and Gateways Festival Orchestra.
Alana proudly uses and endorses Freer Percussion and Black Swamp Percussion products. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, playing board games and trivia, attending arts events, trying restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.