Hi! I’m Allison.
I’m a musician, teacher and entrepreneur from Wauwatosa, WI.
Today I’d like to give a special shout out to Bruce & Holly – the two people that brought me into this world. Today marks their 42nd wedding anniversary. Not only have they managed to stay married that long, they’ve managed to stay married that long after having had a ridiculously ’80s wedding… The brown […]
Sometimes my work and personal lifes converge. That was absolutely the case over the weekend, as I made my way down to Chicago to catch my nephew playing saxophone and singing for VanderCook College of Music‘s annual pops concert and fundraising event. It was a delightful night. As guests arrived, we were greeted with appetizers […]
I personally am not a big open mic performer; I’ve done so a couple times, and may do so again… But I love to attend them, to hear what musicians are coming up with. You really just have no idea who’s going to show up, or what you’re gonna get. Linneman’s Riverwest Inn (Milwaukee) has […]
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 […]
When it comes to Principles I Promote in Performance & Practice, Creativity is the first word in the acronym “CARRIAGE” which I use – a term that “can carry you through music and life.” I was born into a family of real creative people. My mother was a longtime art teacher (also a flute player), […]
There’s a new movement in Sheboygan, WI to bring in more jazz to their scene. “Sheboogie” Jazz Connection is where it’s coming from. Local high school jazz pianist George Phillips is the one taking the lead on this – and it is quite the undertaking, indeed. George is looking to develop Sheboygan’s jazz scene through […]
Relating to my last post: one of the most wonderful things to have come out of our discussions about women’s safety in the music industry has been men stepping up, wondering what they can do to help. In some cases, men have also asked me what the perpetrators in our situations are doing or saying, […]
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 […]
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 […]
I love this time of year. Easter is a holiday associated with so much hope – whether you celebrate from the religious or secular perspective. Here in Wisconsin, the grass is getting greener. The sun is staying out longer. Perennials are popping up. Spring is in the air! Last year was the first Easter in […]
My brass duo has been and will be on hiatus for a while. We’ve been making use of this “down time” by composing for ourselves, listening, learning and networking. On Friday March 31st Emmy and I paid a visit to Schwan Hall, on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee. We were there to see […]
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