Allison Mondel is a musician, teacher, creative mentor, and mystic.
Trained as a classical musician, her work has expanded to synthesize the areas of creativity, leadership, and service.
She received her M.M. in Early Music from The Longy School of Music with a focus in medieval music. Some highlights of her performance career include collaborations with Harvard University, the National Gallery of Art, Irish World Academy, Trinity College Dublin, and Washington National Cathedral, as well as being a featured musical guest at the Inaugural Prayer Service for President Obama.
Her primary artistic focus is the music of visionary mystic Saint Hildegard of Bingen, whose works have influenced her teachings and performance for over 25 years. Allison offers immersive musical-spiritual programs, music and notation classes, and a free online sheet music library devoted to these works, viewed through a mystical lens.
Allison is the director of award-winning Eya Medieval Music, a collaborative performing ensemble, featured on NPR and Voice of America radio, and appearing at various distinguished venues, as well as numerous colleges, universities, and concert series across the United States. Through Eya, Allison edits a free online sheet music library dedicated to the songs of Hildegard of Bingen, and offers classes and programs on Hildegard’s music. Her creative work centers around embodying the sacred feminine in medieval music.
Inspired by Hildegard’s creative legacy, she began to study the mystical nature of viriditas, a term coined by Hildegard translating to “greenness,” referring to the power of creative consciousness. Allison has since developed Archetypal Creativity, a set of teachings that outline a mystical-meets-practical template of the creative process.
For many years Allison was a voice coach, including at Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown University, and her own private studio. Through her mindful observation of her students, her own personal journey as a singer, and her mystical revelation of the voice, she has innovated a framework that integrates heart, mind, and spirit with functional singing technique. Her teachings help singers access their innate creative voice and revolutionize their relationship with their singing.
Uncomfortable within the confines of the classical music genre, she has set off on her own creative adventure of life. Using the teachings she developed in Archetypal Creativity, Allison is now devoted her time and energy to mentoring other Artist-Creatives. She offers a membership community in addition to private coaching, and continues to seek fulfillment, prosperity, and purpose in living a truly creative life.
Fun Facts About Me
what i’m reading
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin
where i live
Historic Acton, MA, USA
i’m inspired by
space and the cosmos
A few personal details about me.
I am originally from the Philadelphia area. I was originally planning to become a scientist, and had a brief bout as an astronomy major in college. Once I heard the music of Josquin, I dove headlong into the world of performing early music. Things began to get very interesting. My interests continue to morph and evolve, and it seems I can never sit still.
I now live in beautiful Acton, Massachusetts in an antique farmhouse with my partner and husband, Richard, my little one, Adrian, and three very needy cats.
I love 80s music, dancing, my awesome sister, hanging out in libraries, birds, nerdy references, Yiddish phrases, space, astrology, depth psychology, Human Design, the Gene Keys, delicious coffee, writing, prayers, walks, wildlife, nature, puzzles, solutions, dessert, and staring out the window.
Whatever it is I am doing, I’m ready to disrupt the ordinary and make it fun. And sacred. (Of course.)