Allyson Fleck, recently named Midsummer’s Music Festival Assistant Artistic Director, joined the Kennesaw State University music faculty in 2006, where she directs the chamber music program and teaches studio viola. Currently, Allyson is a member of the Atlanta Ballet and Georgia Symphony and substitutes with the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Opera. Recently, Allyson performed with the Emory Chamber players and Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Festival. Allyson’s viola instructors include Sally Chisholm and Manuel Diaz. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Viola Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, Allyson was a semi-finalist of the 2002 Fischoff Competition as a member of the Galena Quartet, the graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In Wisconsin, she was a member of the Madison Symphony, Madison Opera and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestras.
Ms. Fleck was Assistant Professor of Music at Beloit College and on the faculty at Ripon College. While in Wisconsin she also was a guest performer at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Token Creek Music Festival where she performed with John Harbison, and was a guest artist at the Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival. Performances include a recital at Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York performing Berio’s Folk Songs, performing the Telemann Concerto in g Major and Hindemith’s Trauermusik with the Novgorod String Orchestra in Russia, and Bartok’s Concerto for Viola with the Ripon College Orchestra. Allyson has performed as soloist with the KSU Symphony Orchestra and the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra.