Alexandra (Ali) Garrison is an American-born, Toronto-raised singer, performer, voice teacher and clinician. After co-founding the acapella jazz trio, the Waverlies, she graduated with her Vocal Performance degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and has since performed a huge variety of operatic and theatrical roles with regional and national companies.
Ms. Garrison is a frequent concert soloist in Canada and the U.S. She especially enjoys working in tandem with artists, improvisers and composers to foster new works and promote music for a more harmonious world.
Ali was a proud founding member and soloist with the renowned Nathaniel Dett Chorale, and as such performed for such luminaries as Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, Muhammad Ali, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Jesse Norman, Kathleen Battle, Stephen Lewis and was privileged to be Canada’s “gift” to President Obama’s Inauguration festivities. It was for this pioneering ensemble that Ali co-wrote the educational series, “Canaan Lan’.
Ms. Garrison has been teaching voice privately for fifteen years, gives lectures and workshops and is currently on voice faculty for the Nathaniel Dett Chorale Training Program. She is a member of ACTRA and a Gemini Award nominee. and leads an interdisciplinary project called “Why the Sea is Salty”.
Ali is currently busy singing, travelling, teaching and recording her first solo cd entitled, “Mosaic” which will be available next year. To stay in touch please add your name to the mailing list.