Allison Monroe

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. 


Thank you to the following for their financial support

Elizabeth F. Cheny Foundation
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
Global Voices
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Logan Center for the Arts
Paul M Angel Family Foundation
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The Saints
The University of Chicago Department of Music
UChicago Arts