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Allegra Martin

Music Department

Director of College Choirs
MM, Westminster Choir College
DMA Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fields: Choral Music, Renaissance Music, 20th-century American Music, Women's Choirs

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Office Phone508 793-2430
Office: Fenwick 446A
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Allegra Martin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the choral cantatas of Margaret Bonds and Langston Hughes. She earned her Masters in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, and her BA in Physics and Music from Williams College. Past teachers have included Andrew Megill, Sun Min Lee, Andrea Solya, and Joseph Flummerfelt.

Allegra originally hails from Lexington, MA, and spent a decade working in Boston, where her diverse positions included Director of Music at First Parish Cohasset, Artistic Director of the Cantilena Women’s Chorale, and Chorus Director at Lasell College and Lasell Village. At the University of Illinois, she founded and conducted the University Mixed Chorus. Her areas of interest include Renaissance choral music, 20th-century American music, women’s choral repertoire, and new music.

She is also an active professional singer, and was one of the founders of Anthology, a women’s vocal quartet that performed in the greater Boston area for six years and commissioned 22 works of new music in that time. She has also sung with such ensembles as Schola Cantorum of Boston, Cappella Clausura, and the Video Game Orchestra. While at the University of Illinois, she performed Julia Wolfe’s award-winning Anthracite Fields with Bang on a Can and Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans with the Venice Baroque Orchestra. While at Westminster, she sang with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as in opera productions at the U.S. Spoleto Festival. In the summer of 2016 she performed Britten’s War Requiem with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.