B i o g r a p h y
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. Recent concert appearances include Beethoven's Choral Fantasy and Mass in C, Rossini's Petite Messe Solenelle, Handel's Messiah and Judas Macabbaeus, and J.S. Bach's Magnificat.
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.