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Ali Dawson Gibson is a singer, teacher and performer with a varied musical background including opera, art song, jazz, musical theater, folk and rock. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Ali has traveled far and wide to explore her musical pursuits, and is thrilled to make a home base in Bristol, Vermont with her husband and young son.
With a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Master’s of Music from the UNC School of the Arts' Fletcher Opera Institute in Opera Performance, Ms. Gibson has performed as an opera singer with companies such as the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Fletcher Opera Institute, Festival Opera and Opera San Jose.
Upon moving to New York City as a Kenan Fellow with the Lincoln Center Institute in 2004, Ali discovered the world of Arts in Education and became a passionate teaching artist. Through this lens of artistry, which encourages and develops one's work both as an artist/musician and as an educator, Ali partnered with organizations such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Institute, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York City Opera, and The Dreamyard Project, where she taught and performed in schools throughout NYC.
Ali began teaching private voice lessons in 2000 and has been doing so steadily ever since. Working one-on-one with students, beginner to advanced, young and old, is a particular joy of hers: "I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of helping voice students as they make discoveries from lesson to lesson. These discoveries become practiced skills over time, and what could be better than guiding someone along their journey as musicians and artists?"
Currently, alongside teaching private voice, Ali is performing locally as a classical singer, as a member of the hospice singing group Wellspring Singers, raising her young son, and brewing ideas of a band with friends in Lincoln, VT.