A multi-instrumentalist, Allison Monroe performs on vielle, rebec, medieval harp, violin, viola, and sings. Her performing credits include concerts with the Boston Camerata, Newberry Consort, Alkemie, Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort, among others. She holds a B.A. in violin from the University of Maryland, an M.M. in viola from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and a D.M.A. in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, where she took lessons with Julie Andrijeski. For her second lecture recital at Case, she explored the evidence on medieval song accompaniment and experimented with self-accompaniment and the vocal technique of belting.
Allison won Early Music America’s 2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship which enabled her to study medieval music in Italy and Switzerland for a few weeks. She is also a co-founder of Trobár, a small band of voices and instruments dedicated to bringing medieval music to modern audiences. This season, we are presenting a series in Cleveland, as well as performing on the Eliot Society’s series in the Washington D.C. area, in NYC on the Gotham Early Music Scene concert series, and and as residents at the University of Louisville.