Alison Geesey
Music Educator & Choral Conductor

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MUSICIANSHIP

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While at Penn State, my primary instrument studies were in voice, and I studied privately under Dr. Norman Spivey.  As a culmination of my studies, I performed a senior recital in the Fall 2012 semester; repertoire for this recital consisted of new pieces as well as pieces drawn from previous semesters of study.  I also participated in university choral ensembles (Penn State Concert Choir, Oriana Singers, and Discantus) and extracurricular and community groups (Orpheus Singers, Frostiana Singers, and several recital choirs for conducting graduate students).  Significant repertoire I performed both in my private studio and with these choral groups can also be found in the lists below.

While at Penn State, I also took private lessons on my secondary instrument, piano, and I have accompanied several local high school choirs and churches throughout my high school and collegiate careers.  In addition to the piano, I studied alto saxophone privately throughout high school and actively performed in my school's concert and jazz bands (also earning my way to the PMEA All-State Concert Band in 2008).

REPERTOIRE LISTS


Senior Recital, Fall 2012

"Voi che sapete" and "Non so più cosa son" from Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Tre Ariette - Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
"Du bist wie eine Blume," "Widmung," and "Die Lotosblume" from Myrthen, Op. 25 - Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Ici-bas!, Op. 8, No. 3 - Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques (1904-1906) - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
"When I am laid in earth" from Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626 - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
"I attempt from Love's sickness to fly" from The Indian Queen, Z. 630 - Henry Purcell
"Nymphs and Shepherds" from The Libertine, Z. 600 - Henry Purcell
"Cancer" and "Desire" from Another reason why I don't keep a gun in the house (1998) - Tom Cipullo (b. 1960)

General Choral/Musical Theatre Works
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Georg Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
MASS - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Frostiana: Seven Country Songs - Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Rejoice in the Lamb, Op. 30 - Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Five Mystical Songs (1911) - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Messa da Requiem - Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Regina Coeli, K. 276 (Alto Soloist) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


AUDIO RECORDINGS
Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492 - Voi che sapete
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
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Tre Ariette - Il fervido desiderio
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/1:48
Tre Ariette - Dolente immagine di Fille mia
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/2:17
Tre Ariette - Vaga luna, che inargenti
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/3:00
Myrten, Op. 25 - Du bist wie eine Blume
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/1:22
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques - III. Quel galant m'est comparable
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/0:45
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques - IV. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/2:10
Another reason why I don't keep a gun in the house - Desire
Alison Geesey (Senior Recital 2012)
0:00/2:53

An entire audio recording of my senior recital can be provided upon request.