Dr. Catherine Allard is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Applied Music at Troy University where she teaches Applied Voice, Diction for Singers, Vocal Pedagogy and Class Voice – a methods course for instrumental music majors. In addition, Dr. Allard coordinates student progress through the applied levels, culminating in Senior Recital. She oversees studio classes, the Wednesday Student Recital series, Senior Recital Faculty Approval Juries, end-of-term juries, the Honors Recital and edits and proofreads all program notes for senior recitals.
Dr. Allard’s past duties at Troy have included teaching Theory and Music History and conducting numerous performing ensembles including Opera Workshop, Women’s Madrigal Singers and Collegiate Singers. She has performed numerous times with Troy ensembles including the Symphony Band, the Jazz Band and Collegiate Singers.
She received the Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. She apprenticed with the Tri-Cities Opera Company in Binghamton, NY and performed throughout the northeastern United States as a soprano soloist in opera, oratorio and recital. She later spent three years at the Aachen opera house in Aachen, Germany, before returning to pursue doctoral studies.
Her performances and ensembles have won great critical acclaim from critics, including Opera News and the New York Times. Dr. Allard has served as clinician and adjudicator for vocal and choral ensembles in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida and currently serves on the board of the Alabama district of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Many of her students have gone on to professional careers in classical and popular music and she is a frequent master clinician in voice.
Dr. Allard is a member of NATS, the College Music Society and the National Association for Music Education. She has served as President of the Troy Faculty Senate three times, performed numerous lecture/recitals for NATS, AMEA and CMS and was selected as a Chancellor's Fellow at Troy University.
Last Updated: 08/28/2015