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 two decades and is teaching all levels, all ages and all styles of music and voice. For the past 4 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.