A Great Day of Singing!
Saturday, March 9 from 1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church – 81 St. Paul Street, Burlington, Vermont
Join us for an exhilarating afternoon of singing!
This event is free and open to all singers, directors,
and those that love to listen to voices raised in song
This event includes:
• Celebrated VPR Host Walter Parker
and his insights about choral music
• Sharing repertoire that works for
church, community, and school choirs
•Tips on singing technique
with Allison Mills
(an outstanding soprano new to Vermont:
a graduate of Crane School of Music and University of Montréal; see details below)
• A mini concert at the end by any participating ensembles
that want to sing a selection or two
Also available that morning are workshops for organists and accompanists
offered by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists beginning at 9:30 a.m.
These workshops are FREE and OPEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS.
Vermont American Choral Directors Association
First Baptist Church – Dawn Willis, Choral Director
Lyric-coloratura soprano Allison D. Mills received her M.M. from The University of Montreal and her B.M. from The Crane School of Music studying with Rosemarie Landry and Dr. Deborah Massell, respectively. She has performed roles and scenes including Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cunegonde (Candide), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), CoCo (Orpheus in the Underworld), Yum Yum (The Mikado), and Nora in the world premiere of Siskind’s The Sailor-Boy and the Falcon with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. She recently participated in two Canadian premiere operas with the Halifax Summer Opera Workshop in the roles of Amaranth (Thyrsis & Amaranth) and Aello (The Harpies). She has soloed with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra (opera and jazz pieces), the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem), the Green Mountain Mahler Festival (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony), and with various choruses. Her master class experience includes Patricia Misslin and Leonard Lehrman, with whom she has also performed in recital. Allison, passionate about vocal pedagogy and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, teaches privately. She also sings with area choruses including Counterpoint, Bella Voce, and Cantiamo. In addition to singing, Allison works in arts administration.