ABOUT ALLISON MONDEL
Award-Winning Arts Leader, Musician, Teaching Artist, Director, Scholar, and Transformational Voice Coach
I guide seekers in realizing the power, wisdom, and worthiness of their voice, and doing the necessary work to achieve clarity and alignment with their purpose so they can share their unique voice with the world.
“Mondel had a spare, otherworldly radiance… a performance from across the centuries, full of distant and irresistible beauties.” – The Washington Post
I am a visionary artist, educator, and voice coach whose work stands at the intersection of vocal wellness, spiritual wisdom, and personal empowerment. Through my own personal healing and inner work along my voice journey, I have developed a unique, heart-centered framework for vocal mastery and visionary leadership grounded in sacred feminine principles.
With 25+ years of professional experience as a performer, mentor, and teacher, I empower others to access their innate vocal gifts and reclaim the sacred connection with their voice. I have helped hundreds of students access their voice and step beyond their doubts into joyful, intentional, and empowered self-expression.
I am also an award-winning performer, ensemble director, and renowned scholar and teacher of early sacred music. I received my M.M. in Early Music Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA), and following my graduate studies, I have pursued a career in performance and scholarship in the field of medieval music. I am the co-founder and director of Eya Medieval Music, crafting programs representative of my artistic vision: to marry art (old and new) with spirituality.
I am also a notation and performance specialist of the chants of 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and offer masterclasses, lectures, recitals, an online course, and a free sheet music library focused on Hildegard’s unique body of work, as well as other diverse early music repertories.
My performances have been lauded by The Washington Post and featured on NPR and Voice of America radio. I’ve also worked in collaboration with Harvard University, the National Gallery of Art, Irish World Academy, Trinity College Dublin, and Washington National Cathedral, among many others, and was a featured musical guest at the nationally-televised Inaugural Prayer Service for President Obama.
FROM MY CLIENTS
“I had my Peabody audition a few weeks ago, and it was the best audition I’ve ever had. Not thinking about it in a performance way, but in terms of ease and comfort. The thing that helped me the most was thinking of it as a chance to share music I love rather than a moment of judgment. So thank you SO much for that. I really wouldn’t have gotten to that point without our session.
“I cannot adequately tell you just how much you helped me this weekend. The concert went so much better than I’d even hoped that it would, and it is thanks to you and your pep talk and strategies. The things that you told me were exactly what I needed to hear, and while my adrenaline made it a little hard to get grounded and centered with every breath, the ones that I did were transformative. I sang through phrases that I have never been able to… something I’ve tried so many times in the past but was never able to understand.“
“Allison takes the entire person into account when teaching. She knows there’s more to vocal performance than the mechanics. It’s about comfort, intention, and releasing the emotional baggage that holds us back. That said, she also knows the mechanics inside and out.”
“Allison is a wonderfully resonant sounding board. I came for some voice coaching, but received much more. In particular, she helped me to achieve clarity in questions I had regarding my next career steps. I’m grateful to be a lifelong seeker!”
“You could not find a more nurturing teacher! And for anyone interested in early music, Allison is a master: her knowledge of repertoire and performance practices is revelatory, and she approaches all music from the heart. You will never experience a bloodless, overly academic approach to early music with Allison, and that is truly a gift.”
“Working with Allison is a truly iterative process, she acts as a guide but you will also need to contribute and identify the areas that you need to focus on and where she can offer you help and tips for making progress and improving.”
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