Alison Crockett honed her vocal skills at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and received a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Alison Crockett is a vibrant vocalist who has performed and recorded in a wide range of genres including neo-soul, acid jazz, R&B, gospel, funk and electronica. Following breakthrough success as a featured vocalist working with DJ King Britt and British jazz-rap group Us3, Alison continued to evolve musically, recording diverse projects: the jazz EP “That’s Where You Go” in 1999, critically acclaimed R&B album On Becoming A Woman in 2004, dance/electronic album The Return of Diva Blue in 2006, jazz album Bare in 2007, 2012 political multi-genre patchwork album Mommy, What’s A Depression in 2012, and Brazilian-inspired EP Obrigada, recorded in São Paulo, Brazil and released in 2018.
Alison has been teaching vocal technique for over 20 years to people of all ages and genres. As a voice teacher for Highbridge Voices, a professional children’s training choir in the Bronx, NY, she taught children between the ages of 7 – 15 how to sing in styles ranging from opera-based European classical music, musical theater, to R&B and pop stylings. She also has a vibrant private studio, which includes both aspiring singers as well as well-respected professionals. Alison is certified in Somatic VoiceWorkTM the LoVetri Method.
Alison joined Levine’s faculty in 2022 as director of our Capital City Voices and New Generation Jazz Youth Choir.
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
Alison believes in teaching singers to be powerfully precise; using the right amount of power at the right time to create the best outcome for the the singer. Thereby, making sure that the vocalist can sing in a relaxed, genre-appropriate way without ‘blowing out’ or becoming hoarse.