Dr. Alison Acord is Professor of Voice and Chair of Voice at Miami University, where she also serves as the co-director of the Music Theatre minor.
As a performer, Alison has been heard in more than 40 operatic roles in the United States and abroad. She has received critical acclaim in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos. Her operatic repertoire encompasses roles such as Lady Billows, Alice Ford, Mimì, Micaëla, Countess, Hanna Glawari, and Fiordiligi. Alison has received prestigious grant awards in the United States and Europe to lecture and perform works of living composers.
Dr. Acord has taught on the faculty of Miami University of Ohio since 1999. As a Corbett Scholar, Alison earned the graduate degrees of Master of Music, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music. While a student at CCM, Alison was a student of Barbara Honn’s and continues to organize teaching seminars for her.
Dr. Acord's students are highly regarded and enjoy great success. They are heard in opera and musical theater venues across the world, including Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera. They routinely place as finalists and winners in a variety of regional and international competitions, and participate in professional summer music festivals and young artist programs, such as International Meistersinger Akademie, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Chautauqua, Verbier, AIMS, and Tanglewood. Alison also teaches voice in the summers for the Schmidt Vocal Institute for talented high school singers, and for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where she specializes in working with graduate students and young professionals.