Teaching Artist Statement
My overall goal as a music and drama educator is to help my students develop a strong foundation of skills from which they can build on in their own individual ways. Since every student is different, I believe this allows each of them to find their own voices as performers. Singing and acting let students express their own feelings through the comfort of the character they are portraying. A basis of healthy vocal technique, age-appropriate repertoire, as well as being comfortable on stage and basic acting concepts, lets my students express themselves in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.
Allyson Lynch has been a member of the SSC community since she began as a private voice student in 2010. Her first teaching opportunities were actually given to her by SSC, becoming the teaching assistant for the Summer Vocal Institute’s Primo ensemble, and a few other camp-style programs. After graduating from The Hartt School with a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance, Allyson attended Boston Conservatory’s Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop to hone her skills at teaching private voice students. She teaches a small private voice studio at her alma mater Silver Lake Regional High School. Allyson began her adult teaching career with SSC in 2015 when she was offered the opportunity to co-teach both the Curtain Going Up and Let’s Put on a Show summer programs, and has loved every minute of her teaching journey since then.
Allyson Lynch, soprano, received her Bachelors of Music from The Hartt School, Summa Cum Laude, in classical voice performance in 2015. While at Hartt, she performed such roles as First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, andAnna Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. She appeared in Connecticut Concert Opera’s production of Thomas Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso as Clara. Coming from musical theater roots, Allyson has performed in the Shubert Theater in Boston with Fiddlehead Theatre Company in their production of Show Boat. She has also been in many productions with The Company Theatre, Mary Poppins and Music Man being two of her favorites. Some of her past musical theater roles include Jo March in Little Women, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense. She joined the faculty of SSC in 2015.