Director, Voice Teacher
Vocal/Opera Techniques Workshop
High School Classical Voices Workshop
Teaching artist and soprano, Dr. Betty Allison is “[a performer with] great theatrical presence and vocal sophistication, gifted with a commanding dramatic soprano voice.” She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto and currently is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University’s Fountain School of the Performing Arts. Her major credits include the world premiere of Mary’s Wedding with Pacific Opera Victoria, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah with Florentine Opera, Alice in Verdi’s Falstaff with L’Opèra Thèâtre de Metz Mètropole, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Edmonton Opera. Teaching music has always been Betty’s passion and calling. Over the course of her performance career, she has continued to teach privately and remain involved in music education and outreach activities. She was the co-founder and teacher for an intimate summer voice training program in BC and is Director of the St. Andrews Arts Council’s Voice program. She uses a process-based learning approach, designed to nurture and cultivate aspiring singers’ development in classical voice.