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 has taught voice 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 almost two decades and is teaching all levels, all ages and all styles of music and voice.
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 and a Gemini Award nominee and is currently collaborating on a transnational theatre project about her Abolitionist ancestors with the renowned Dr. Von H. Washington, called In Search of Giants. For more information, click here.