Teaching Bio

Ali Garrison, Voice Teacher, Coach, Clinician

Alexandra (Ali) Garrison (BMA, U of Michigan, ACTRA, Gemini Nominee) is an American-born, Toronto-raised mezzo-soprano, voice teacher, and proud founding alumnus with the renowned Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Ms. Garrison is a frequent concert soloist and voice teacher internationally, in Canada and the U.S. and Guatemala. She especially enjoys working in tandem with a great diversity of artists, improvisers and composers to foster new works and promote music for a more harmonious and inclusive world. She has had numerous works composed specifically for her voice. Ms. Garrison has owned a private voice studio in Toronto for over two decades and is teaching all levels, all ages and all styles of music and voice. For the past six summers, she has been on voice faculty at Summer Keys, in beautiful Down East, Maine.

Ali writes about, leads and facilitates groups in the following areas: voice and body technique and work for music creators, soloists and ensemble singers; freeing our imaginations and our sound; philosophy, creativity and art; free musical improvisation; arts advocacy and social justice.

Ms. Garrison is a member of ACTRA, a Gemini Award nominee and is currently writing and producing plays about her ancestors who ran a station on the Underground Railroad as part of a transnational theatre project called In Search of Giants.

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