Alison Wahl

A native of Rochester NY, Alison Wahl has been praised for her “bright, vibrant soprano” (Chicago Tribune). She has recently been seen as a soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, Boston Pops, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Festival, the Chicago Arts Orchestra, and the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. She created the role of Clori in Haymarket Opera’s Clori, Tirsi, e Fileno and Pernille in VOX3’s Maskarade. In the 2015-16 season she is performing as Pamina in Opera for the Young’s The Magic Flute. Alison is a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, the Grant Park Chorus, and Music of the Baroque. She was a 2015 Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a 2012 Young Artist at the Steans Music Institute at the Ravinia Festival. Alison was the second-place winner of the 2013 U. Madison Early Music Festival’s Handel Aria Competition. She won the Farwell-Trust Award from the Musicians Club of Women in 2012 and was awarded an Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera’s National Competition. She has won the 2012 Northwestern U. Concerto Competition, and the 2011 Empire State Collegiate Competition, the 2011 Chicago Council Student Auditions (NATS). In 2011 she was a soloist at the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project in Washington, D.C., and she was a Studio Artist with Opera North in 2010. Alison graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, winning the Eric Edward Sundquist Prize and the Consulate General Prize for excellence in music composition and performance. A recipient of the Edward Poole Lay Fellowship, she holds a Masters of Music with Honors from Northwestern University where she was awarded the Eckstein Scholarship. She studies with Pamela Hinchman as a Doctoral candidate at Northwestern.


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