Hi! I’m Allison.

I’m a musician, teacher and entrepreneur from Wauwatosa, WI.

Category: My Business

  • Thanks for the Visit, UW-Oshkosh

    Thanks for the Visit, UW-Oshkosh

    Earlier this week I have myself a lovely drive up to the great city of Oshkosh, Wisconsin – to visit a college campus I’ve grown quite familiar with, yet had never been to in-person until this week. Over at Wisconsin Music Ventures I’ve been grateful to UW-Oshkosh for supplying me with most of my part-time […]

  • The Power of Podcasts

    The Power of Podcasts

    Podcasts have been beyond influential for me… They have educated me in ways I never thought possible, and connected me with people I would’ve never been introduced to any other way. Long ago – it seems – I began consuming podcasts as I was doing more pursuit of work as a professional horn player. This […]

  • AI, Chat GPT and The Music Industry

    AI, Chat GPT and The Music Industry

    Earlier this week I attended an informal workshop, led by my good friend Susan Erwin Prowse, on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Chat GPT – with use cases demonstrated for those of us working in the music industry. I’m primarily a classical musician. Technology, as far as my musicianship has been concerned, has generally not been […]

  • Thanks for the Visit, Millikin

    Thanks for the Visit, Millikin

    Today I returned home from a lovely visit to Decatur, Illinois. I was there to speak with music business students at Millikin University. Those I talked with run a student-led venue/project called Arts Cafe, on their own campus. They’re getting the experience of putting shows together for their own community, in a very hands-on way. […]

  • Activism in Music

    Activism in Music

    In tributes being paid in memoriam to the late Harry Belifonte, a recurring theme I’ve been hearing is about the activist side of the musician – almost moreso that than the music. My friend, Harry Belafonte, was truly a man of cause, conviction and principle. Besides being a great entertainer, he was a major political […]

  • WMV Origins

    WMV Origins

    Yesterday I was filling in information for a profile being done on me, as an entrepreneur. I’ve been a part of these things occasionally, mostly in the form of podcast interviews. This one will be written/online. It’s always a little interesting to me, recalling how and why I began the business. WMV was initially intended […]

  • No Means No

    No Means No

    In the Milwaukee area we’ve had a few different incidents with men harassing women in music in some very serious ways. In one case, it’d gotten to the point of a judge awarding a 10-year restraining order to the victim. The musician/stalker is someone we’d worked with a while back, at WMV. The victim is […]

  • Shout-Out to Sheboygan

    Shout-Out to Sheboygan

    In recent months I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and work out of the great city of Sheboygan, in addition to WMV‘s homebase of Wauwatosa. Did you all know how cool Sheboygan is?! I’ve been on the sub list as a horn player for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra for the last five years […]