Violist | Teacher | Artist
Allyson is a passionate and enthusiastic violist from Boulder, Colorado. She grew up as a Suzuki kid in Longmont, Colorado and performs with many ensembles in the Boulder and Denver Metro areas such as Sphere Ensemble, Boulder Philharmonic, Playground Ensemble, and the Altius Quartet. Allyson is committed to connecting with people through music whether performing or teaching. She believes performing music by living composers with the same intensity as Brahms or Beethoven is the path to keeping our field, as musicians, alive and meaningful. Allyson is also a dedicated teacher. She teaches both privately and at El Sistema Colorado. She completed her Master’s Degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Cathy Basrak and her Undergraduate at University of Colorado Boulder with Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther. She is returning to CU Boulder in the fall of 2022 to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts. Allyson has enjoyed summers at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.