Dear Concert Choir,
From the moment you sang your first notes for me, my heart has made a special place for you! Thank you for making such great music with me the night of my audition. I am honored to have been selected as the next SLCC artistic director and I'm so looking forward to working with you next fall. I don't want to rush time for you, though. Your time with Mrs. Berner is precious and I hope you cherish every moment. I don't need to tell you how special she is! I am looking forward to celebrating Mrs. Berner and your success at your next concert and I look forward to hearing the music you make together.
With great respect and admiration,
Dr. Alyson Moore
Dr. Alyson Moore is a scholar, choral educator, and a lyric soprano. Earning her doctorate in vocal performance from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2010, Alyson was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for excellence in scholarship for her dissertation “Mad Women in Opera: An Investigation of Madness and Selected Mad Scenes for Soprano.”
In 2009, Alyson taught master classes and performed the Brahms’ Requiem with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra in Vietnam. In 2010, she traveled to Buenos Aires to research and perform the music of Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino. While serving as the Director of Arts at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, her choirs performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The U.S. State Department, and The Blair House. Alyson’s choirs performed at the International Kodály Symposium in Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2013.
In addition to her work as a regional choral clinician and adjudicator, Alyson is the founder of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus in Baltimore, where she served as Artistic Director for seven years. Alyson is both a musical theater performer and director and is the director of choirs at University High School in Fresno. She is on the voice faculty at Fresno Pacific University and serves as Artistic Director for the Fresno Choral Artists.