Allison Duggan is a New York-based composer, performer, music teacher, and marketing consultant.
Allison graduated from SUNY Purchase College with a Bachelors in the Arts, majoring in Arts Management and concentrating her time and studies with studio composition, music production and theatre management. As an emerging composer, Allison has had her music performed at prestigious colleges such as Syracuse University and Purchase College. She completed her graduate certificate in Advanced Masters in Audio Production at CUNY Queens College, Aaron Copland School of Music, under Jim McElwaine and Justin Tricarico in 2019. At her time of study, she explored sound design, composing for advertising, recording, mixing, and enhancing her skills as an audio engineer for live performances. She also spent time with composer and Adjunct Professor Sunny Knable on perfecting her skills on orchestration.
Allison has written for theatrical performances, including a 2015 participant in the Venus/Adronis Festival, a(MUSE), and composed for the award-winning short, White Privilege Frankenstein. She is also a freelance vocalist, and has participated in Brazilian Ensemble groups, as well as local choirs in the metropolitan area. Allison performs in Brooklyn on bassoon, and has participated in various large bands to support music education in scholastic settings. As of the year of 2019, she composed for trios and small ensembles for groups She has had works performed in Sydney Australia, San Fransisco, and New York City.
She has extensive experience working with sound at production companies such as Big Yellow Duck, Deetown Entertainment, and Northern Lights Post. She has also created her own techniques using household items to create organic sounds and create characters that aurally paints pictures for listeners.
As a music teacher, she has gained a great rapport with her students varying in different learning styles, musical ideologies, and genres. She has brought on average seven students to NYSSMA yearly with good-excellent levels in grading, yet strives for all musicians she teaches to focus on the craft, not on a grade.
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