Alison C.

Alison C.

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San Jose, CA

About Alison C.

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Alison teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: August 1999
Last sign in: 5 days ago
Average response time: 2 hours

Overview

Empowering people with music is my greatest passion! From the time I was a small child, I knew that following this passion would be my life's path. I began studying piano at age 7 and voice at 13. I graduated from San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's of Music in vocal performance and MA from San Jose State University majoring in voice. I have taught on the voice faculties of San Jose State University and Chabot College. I have had the great honor of performing as a soloist around the world including touring as soprano soloist with Ballet San Jose throughout China, Sarasota Opera, American Opera Projects in New York City, Opera San Jose, Virginia Opera Education Outreach, and touring with Opera Aegean throughout Greece. I also love bringing music to people who are in need volunteering in senior living facilities. Since I have had the great joy of performing extensively, a primary goal as a teacher is to empower my students with the ability and opportunity to share their music with others.

Experience

Adjunct Vocal Music Instructor Aug 2007 - May 2012
Chabot College

For 5 years I taught private voice lessons to music majors and non-majors, prepared them for juries and produced recitals for these students. In addition, I taught collegiate class voice and sight singing as part of Chabot College's transferable Ear Training sequence for music majors.

Adjunct Professor of Voice Aug 2004 - Jun 2008
San Jose State University

For 4 years I taught private voice to undergraduate voice and music majors, preparing them for juries and performances. Along with teaching voice, I taught collegiate Lyric Diction in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and English, Class Voice, and Music Appreciation.

Education

MA, Vocal Performance Aug 2002 - May 2004
San Jose State University
Bachelor of Music Sep 1989 - May 1993
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student, School of Music and Dance May 2004
San Jose State University, School of Music and Dance
Brian F. Scott Award Oct 1997
American Opera Projects
Richard F. Gold Award Mar 1995
Sarasota Opera
First Place, San Joaquin Valley District Sep 1993
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing Oct 2006
NATS

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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