Allison Arends

Soprano Allison Cecilia Arends is a graduate of Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist Program, and received her Masters of Music at the University of Toronto Opera School and her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Victoria. She has conducted public masterclasses, educational workshops, and vocal/choral clinics for the music department at the University of Mississippi, Opera Atelier, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Saskatchewan Music Festival, the British Columbia Provincial Music Festival and many more. She has adjudicated on various occasions for the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association, as well as the British Columbia Provincial Music Festival, the National Association of Teachers of Singing's Ontario auditions, Yip Music Festival, and festivals throughout Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia. She is a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association. Allison was formerly a member of the voice faculty at St. Michael's Choir School and Timothy Eaton Memorial's choir school. A Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher, Allison is also a member of the College of Examiners. Active as a performer, she has been engaged by the Southern Ontario Lyric Opera, Opera York, Tapestry New Opera, Soundstreams, the Aldeburgh Connection, Toronto Summer Music, Winnipeg's Women's Musical Club, Saskatoon Opera, the Arts and Letters Club, Chorus Niagara, among others, for solo opera and concert appearances. Internationally, Allison has toured with the Brahms Symphonie Orchester throughout Germany and China, and has sung with the Bachakademie (Germany), the Aldeburgh Festival (England), the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, the International Vocal Arts Institute (Israel), and the Franz Schubert-Institut (Austria).