Alison Beck, Class of 2002

Alison Beck earned her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Texas, one of the largest music schools in the nation, where she held a competitive piano fellowship and graduated first in her class. At UNT, she studied piano with Pamela Mia Paul and Gustavo Romero, and received a Minor in collaborative piano and a Secondary in violin. Alison holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Centenary College, where she studied with Artist-in-Residence, Mark Zeltser, graduating summa cum laude. She is a prizewinner in various international piano competitions, and has been featured as guest artist with university. community, and professional orchestras. Also an accomplished violinist and chamber musician, Alison has performed concerts throughout the United States, including in Carnegie Hall, New York City.

In addition to the music of December Carols and other sacred arrangements for piano and violin, Alison has written and arranged more than two dozen choral works, many of which have been commissioned and presented in concert by church, school,and university choirs in Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, and Michigan. Alison's compositions and arrangements have been played on classical music radio stations and programs from Seattle to Boston; and promotional concert tours of December Carols have included concerts in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and the Pacific Northwest. Alison currently resides in Dallas where she spends her time playing collaborative piano for her sister, Elizabeth, and violinist Chu Yunn Lee; as well as composing new vocal, choral, and instrumental works.