Alison Acord has taught at Miami University of Ohio since 1999, and since 2009, for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Alison earned her Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University. As a Corbett Scholar, she received the 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. Alison has performed more than 40 operatic roles in the United States and abroad, receiving critical acclaim for her title role in Ariadne auf Naxos. Her operatic repertoire encompasses roles such as Lady Billows in Albert Herring, the Mother in Hänsel und Gretel, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Mimì in La Bohème, Micaëla in Carmen, La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte. Dr. Acord’s students are highly regarded and enjoy great success. They can be heard on Broadway and in regional and international opera and musical theater venues. Her students regularly place as finalists and winners in national and international competitions, and participate in professional summer music festivals and young artist programs. Dr. Acord is also active in NATS, most recently serving as President for the Ohio Chapter.

Alison Acord is Resident Faculty at the Schmidt Vocal Institute.