Allison studied music (horn) and journalism at Valparaiso University (’05) and 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).
She is the Assistant Director of Church and School Music at Mt. Olive Lutheran in Washington Heights, Milwaukee, and directs three student woodwind ensembles at Martin Luther High School in Greendale. She 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 devoted subscriber to print media, including the New York Times – for its daily coverage of performing arts news. She is also a mega fan of 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, because of the station’s brilliant playlist and supporting of all things local.