Director, Teaching Artist, Musician, Editor
Allison Mondel has a mosaic career as an arts leader, teaching artist, transformational voice coach, mentor, speaker, and scholar.
She has been lauded by The Washington Post for her “ethereal soprano” and “spare, otherworldly radiance… a performance from across the centuries, full of distant and irresistible beauties.”
She received her M.M. in Early Music Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music where she studied with Laurie Monahan (Tapestry, Ensemble P.A.N., Sequentia). Following her graduate studies, she pursued a career in performance in the field of medieval music.
Allison has directed Eya since its inception in 2010, crafting programs representative of her artistic vision: to marry art (old and new) with spirituality. She is a notation and performance specialist of the chants of 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen. She offers masterclasses, lectures, recitals, an online course, and a free sheet music library focused on Hildegard’s unique body of work, and other diverse early music repertories.
She has worked in collaboration with Harvard University, the National Gallery of Art, Irish World Academy, Trinity College Dublin, and Washington National Cathedral, among many others, and was a featured musical guest at the nationally-televised Inaugural Prayer Service for President Obama.
Allison has taught singing for almost 20 years, recently including Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown University, and her own studio. Through her own personal healing and inner work along her voice journey, she has developed a heart-centered framework for the voice and creativity.
You can learn more about how to work with Allison at allisonmondel.com.