A native of Wisconsin, Allison Hall earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and completed her Master’s degree at The University of New Mexico studying with Dr. John Marchiando. Allison is an S.E. Shires Performing Artist.
She is a founding member of the Copper Street Brass (CSB), performing more than 150 concerts and educational programs each season. In addition to her work with CSB, she has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony, the new music ensemble “Chatter” and dozens of other groups. She has served as Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at St. Olaf College and has taught more trumpet lessons than one can count from beginners through college students to adults.
Allison serves as the Executive Program Director for CSB. She has a passion to share what she has learned in her career as an arts entrepreneur with young people. She has given masterclasses at the University of Minnesota, University of New Mexico, St. Olaf College, Valley City State University, Minot State University, and the Longy School of Music at Bard College.
In addition to her work with CSB, Allison is the owner of Bird in the Sky Design, a branding, marketing, and consulting company. She is experienced working in graphic and web design as well as sound engineering, recording and production. If she’s not playing trumpet or designing awesome graphics she’s probably gardening, camping, hiking, on a walk with her giant Great Pyrenees/Rottweiler mix named Bernard, or watching the Packers/Badgers/Brewers win!