Dr. Nancy Allred is Professor of Music at Dixie State University. As director of piano studies, she has spent several years developing Dixie’s outstanding piano program. She loves working with university students and mentors a fabulous studio of piano majors at DSU. A gifted teacher, she loves the classroom as well as the private studio. Dr. Allred has developed courses in piano pedagogy, literature, ensemble, accompanying, group piano and private piano. An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, she is a distinguished collaborator of vocal, choral and instrumental music. She has collaborated with Ronald Staheli, Eph Ehly, Ariel Bybee, Robert Breault, George Dyer, Jordan Bluth, and Jenny Oaks Baker.
Dr. Allred is the artistic director and accompanist for the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, with whom she has performed throughout Europe, the British Isles, China, and the United States. She holds advanced degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying piano with Paul Pollei, Robert Smith, and renowned professor Joanne Baker. The recipient of many piano scholarships and awards during her student years, she twice received the Graduate Piano Performance Award at UMKC, and the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. Dr. Allred has taught hundreds of piano students, many who have pursued music degrees at prestigious undergraduate and graduate music programs.
She has performed in master classes for Richard Goode, Lorin Hollander, Leonard Pennario, Paul Sheftel, and Dorothy Taubman. She has performed concertos with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, the Dixie State Symphony Orchestra, the Tuacahn Youth Orchestra, the UMKC Conservatory Orchestra, and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra. She is frequently asked to give workshops and presentations at music educator conferences, sharing her knowledge and expertise with music teachers throughout the state of Utah. Dr. Allred looks forward to many wonderful years of creating beautiful music with the fantastic students at Dixie State! She is the mother of four children.