Alannah (she/her) received degrees in vocal performance and anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s of Music in vocal performance from Roosevelt University. A band geek and musical theater nerd in her youth, while her professional focus has turned towards classical styles of singing, she has maintained a deep appreciation of music from across a myriad of genres.
As a teacher, Alannah excels at helping students achieve their unique musical and personal goals. Building from a foundation of bel canto technique and practical musicianship, Alannah incorporates aspects of Alexander and Body Mapping techniques as well as vocal stylings from popular genres like jazz, folk, and musical theater to assist students in communicating effectively through song. Each lesson is focused on having fun, exploring the voice, and becoming a life-long musician.
Alannah has performed throughout Chicagoland and the greater Midwest in a number of genres. Theatrically, she was most recently seen as the Countess in the opera The Marriage of Figaro with Brew City Opera and as Customer #1/Ilona (cover) in the musical, She Loves Me at Madison Opera. Alannah will return to Madison Opera as a Studio Artist during the 2022/23 season. Chorally, Alannah sings with the Grant Park Music Festival Chorus and the Chicago Symphony Chorus. As a member of the choir Lakeside Singers, she sang music from Baroque to Broadway to Beyonce, often on the same concert. Alannah is also a great lover of art song and recital singing and is especially fond of singing new music and music by living composers. She is a member of the art-song focussed quartet the Liederspiel Society and is half of the voice and percussion duet VoxBox.