Allgood Jazz Studio
photo by Matt Baker Photography
Teaching

Clinics & Masterclasses

In addition to teaching through her private studio, Alyssa is a sought-after clinician, ensemble director and adjudicator. In each setting, she empowers her students to listen and learn with intention, vulnerability, and curiosity. Alyssa strives to build community and inspire mindfulness through the jazz artform.

Email allgoodjazz@gmail.com to book Alyssa as your next clinician!

Clinician topics include:

  • Ensemble coaching
  • Improvisation
  • Solo singing
  • Vocal technique
  • Songwriting
  • Arranging
  • Guided listening
  • Piano skills

Testimonials

Alyssa Allgood is an amazing performer, educator, and clinician.  She has the ability to both encourage and motivate students towards levels of excellence, meeting them where they are and helping guide them to achieve more.  In working with groups of all abilities, she masterfully combines vocal pedagogy with jazz style and fun, and students rave about their experiences.  Her stunning voice and modeling of skillful technique inspires musicians young and old.  You will not find a more engaging or rewarding experience!” Heather Nail
Vocal Music Director, Valley High School
Alyssa Allgood’s musicality, vocal talent and connection with her audience shines on the stage as well as in the classroom. Alyssa graciously shares her knowledge of vocal jazz with students of all levels while exploring the foundations of jazz theory, artistry, and the subtle nuances of vocal technique rooted in sound pedagogy. Alyssa’s authenticity and encouragement leaves students in the master class feeling inspired and eager to learn more!” Dr. Ann Cravero
Professor of Voice, Drake University
Alyssa Allgood is an incredible musician whose voice transcends boundaries. Not only is she a sublime performer, but she is also a masterful clinician who is able to motivate students to bring their musicianship to new heights, whether as soloists or in an ensemble context.” Drew Dahan
Director of Choirs, Niles North High School

Recent Clinician/Masterclass Appearances:

  • Drake University – solo singing workshop (2022)
  • Valley Vocal Jazz Summit – adjudication of high school vocal jazz ensembles (2022)
  • University of Chicago – vocal technique workshop (2022, 2021)
  • Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) Virtual All-State Festival – improvisation workshop (2021)
  • ILMEA District Festivals – director of auditioned high school vocal jazz ensemble (2021, 2019, 2018)
  • Evanston Township High School – coaching and arranging for recording project (2021)
  • Jazz Institute of Chicago – Jazz Chat: The Healing Powers of Jazz (2020)
  • Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships – adjudication of high school ensembles (2020)
  • Niles North Vocal Jazz Festival – adjudication of high school and collegiate vocal jazz ensembles (2018)
  • Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Festival – adjudication of high school vocal jazz ensembles (2018)
  • Central College – solo singing workshop (2018)


Previous Positions:

Alyssa has directed vocal jazz ensembles at Elmhurst University, Neuqua Valley High School and Oak Park and River Forest High School. She has taught jazz voice classes at Merit School of Music and the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

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