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B i o g r a p h y

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A specialist in sacred music, Beth Allen-Gardner is praised for a voice that is "beautiful, fresh-sounding...stylish," "warm and generous," and which "moves with ease." Beth has been a finalist in the Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers and the Kentucky Bach Choir's Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition, as well as a semifinalist in the Rochester Oratorio Society's Classical Idol Competition.  She also had the privilege of being a quarterfinalist in Savannah's 2021 American Traditions Competition.  Recent solo engagements include Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Mass in C, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah and Judas Macabbaeus, and J.S. Bach's Magnificat.

Opera roles include Despina in Cosi fan tutte, the Unknown Maiden in Young Meister Bach, and the second sister in Beauty and the Beast.  On the musical theatre stage, Beth has played Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Cinderella's  mother in Into the Woods, and was member of the ensemble in The Scarlet Pimpernel.  Her next project will be bringing to life the character of Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde.

Beth was recently awarded both the Graduate Dean's Award and the Hester Graduate Fellowship from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her Master of Music Performance Degree in Vocal Pedagogy and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education.  She earned her Bachelor of Music degree with distinction as a National Merit Scholar at the University of North Carolina, and is a recent graduate of Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy.

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