D.M.A. University of Missouri
Dr. Nancy Allred, Associate Professor of Music at Dixie State University, is the director of piano studies, and has spent several years developing Dixie’s outstanding piano program. She loves working with university students and mentors a fabulous studio of piano majors at Dixie. A gifted teacher, she loves the classroom as well as the private studio. Dr. Allred has developed courses in piano pedagogy, literature, ensemble, accompanying, group piano and private piano. She also teaches music theory and ear training! An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, she loves to collaborate with her esteemed colleagues and other gifted performers from Southern Utah and throughout the state.
Dr. Allred is the newly appointed director of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, with whom she recently toured to Ireland. She has traveled with the choir to England, Scotland, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, the Midwest, and China. She holds advanced degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying piano with Paul Pollei, Robert Smith, and renowned professor Joanne Baker. Recently, she performed Grieg’s Concerto in A Minor with the Dixie State Symphony Orchestra and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Allred looks forward to many wonderful years of creating beautiful music with the fantastic students at Dixie State! She is the mother of four children.