Alison Anderson, Soprano, has been singing and performing from a young age. She grew up singing in her church's choir, but her principal instrument was originally the clarinet. A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, she studied clarinet with Beverly Brown at the Hartt School of Music and participated in the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble. After joining her high school's chamber choir, she realized that her primary love was singing.
Ms. Anderson received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and French from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. At Holy Cross, she was the recipient of the John E. Brooks, S.J. Music Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship to study voice. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory in 2012. Ms. Anderson's teachers include Amy Champagne, Marsha Vleck, and William Cotten. She has worked with vocal coaches such as Jean Anderson Collier and Michael Strauss at The Boston Conservatory.
Ms. Anderson has prepared the operatic roles of Cendrillon (Massenet's Cendrillon), Second Spirit (Cendrillon), Anne Egerman (Sondheim's A Little Night Music), Béatrice (Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict), and the Children's Chorus (Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel). She has participated in vocal master classes with John Oliver, Kayo Iwama, and Alan Smith; Dawn Upshaw; and Christine Brewer. She has been a soprano soloist at events across New England, including The Boston Conservatory, The College of the Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series and the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Women at Holy Cross, the Worcester Children's Friend annual Carriage House concerts, and the Hampton Congregational Church of Hampton, Connecticut. She has also sung with numerous church ensembles throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts and possesses many years' experience working as a cantor within the Catholic Church.
Ms. Anderson's passion lies in choral singing and particularly in small choral ensembles. She has performed with Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Holy Cross Chamber Singers, The Boston Conservatory Chorale, the Schola Cantorum of St. John's Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Schola Cantorum of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Providence, Rhode Island, and Labyrinth Choir.