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A lifelong musician, Boston-based soprano Ellen Allen is a versatile performer of oratorio, recital, opera, new music, and chamber music. Recent solo credits include BWV 196 and selections from Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass at the 2019 MassACDA Intercollegiate Choral Festival; selections from Libby Larsen's Try Me, Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII with Triad: Boston's Choral Collective; Vivaldi's Gloria with MasterWorks Chorale; Poulenc's Gloria with the MetroWest Choral Artists; and BWV 10 and selections from Mozart's Davidde Penitente with Calliope. She has also performed with the Harvard Early Music Society, the MIT Women's Chorale, Calliope's Ensemble-In-Residence Program, the Gordon College Symphonic Chorale, and the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra.
Ellen is an active pedagogue and educator, maintaining a full-time teaching studio of voice students ages 10 and up. In her teaching, Ellen combines her skills as a vocal technician with her passion for holistic health, taking a mind-body approach to singing and performing informed by each student's particular needs. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and co-founder and music director of Rising Stars Productions, a music and theater education company for youth based in Reading, MA.
An enthusiastic collaborator, especially in the realm of new music, Ellen is an avid choral and chamber music performer, and currently sings with Triad: Boston's Choral Collective. As a violinist, she recently had the privilege of collaborating with the Henning Ensemble for the premier of Karl Henning's dramatic work, "A Heart So White."
Ellen holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Teaching Artist Certificate from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, summa cum laude, from Gordon College. She resides in Reading, MA.