Alissa Musto: Pianist. Philanthropist. Pageant winner.
There’s multi-talented… and then there’s Alissa Musto.
Whilst most of the women I interview are multi-talented to begin with, Alissa’s list may just be the most impressive of all: musician, singer, songwriter, radio & TV show host, piano & voice teacher, Harvard graduate, founder of non-profit organisation ‘Changing Keys’ and Miss Massachusetts 2016.
Much like her music itself, there are many facets to Alissa Musto, but perhaps most-tellingly her favourite word is “can’t”. Equal parts driven, intelligent and compassionate, it’s hard to see anything getting in the way of Alissa’s success.
0:40 Who is Alissa Musto?
3:12 The power of music to change lives including Alissa’s non-profit ‘Changing Keys’
8:02 On being Miss Massachusetts and Miss America
13:55 Alissa’s music career
16:39 Alissa’s song-writing process
18:50 Alissa’s single ‘Black Flak’
22:41 Musical influences
27:22 Alissa’s advice for aspiring musicians
30:14 On dealing with losses and developing tough skin
31:23 How to reach Alissa and listen to her music
31:41 The mystery fruit