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Alison Tatum

Alison Tatum

B.M. in Violin Performance and Music Theory, University of Missouri- Columbia

M.M. in Violin Performance and Certificate in Violin Performance, DePaul University

Area(s) of Interest: Music, Fine arts, Performing arts, Theatre, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing

Experience: June 2019 orchestra performance at Carnegie Hall; performed in Goodman Theatre’s 2019 production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Ideal job in 10 Years: Still performing but also working for a theatre or music organization creating spaces, programming, and community that are outside of the dominant white patriarchal heterosexual, cisgender able-bodied worldview. Spaces that are not just “inclusive,” but where folks of all different backgrounds and types can thrive and be in community.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? Learned about the program from a friend who was a current student.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? I’m looking forward to connecting with a whole new group of people- students, staff, professors, and speakers. I’m excited for my world to expand!

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Margaret Bourke-White because she seems like one of the most amazing and pioneering women to ever have existed.

Where are you from? Kansas City, MO, USA