Allison studied music (horn) and new media/journalism at Valparaiso University (’05). In 2011 she graduated from Concordia University in Wisconsin with a Master of Church Music degree, emphasis in conducting.
Allison teaches piano and plays piano for weddings, funerals and other special events on a freelance basis. She is 1st Vice President of the Milwaukee Area Piano Teachers Association (MAPTA).
Allison is the Assistant Director of Church and School Music at Mt. Olive Lutheran in Washington Heights, Milwaukee, where she leads five different youth and adult handbell ensembles and works with brass musicians. She directs student woodwind ensembles at Martin Luther High School in Greendale, and is the editor of in tempo: a practical resource for Lutheran church musicians – a publication of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians professional organization.
Allison was born and raised on the east side of “Tosa,” and has been proud to participate as a board member for the Tosa Farmers Market since 2015. She has been a member of the Wauwatosa Woman’s Club (where she often holds recitals) since 2014. She and her husband Nick currently reside on the west side of the Milwaukee suburb, with their two energetic but extremely lovable dogs.
Allison is a mega fan of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, for the radio station’s brilliant playlist, focus on MKE music and supporting of all things local. She joined No Studios in Milwaukee very soon after they opened, and thoroughly enjoys the creative environment and encouragement of area artists that they provide.