Dr. Nancy Allred is Professor of Music and director of piano studies at Utah Tech University. She has spent several years developing UT’s outstanding piano program and mentors a wonderful studio of piano majors. 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 Craig Jessop, Ronald Staheli, Eph Ehly, Ariel Bybee, Robert Breault, George Dyer, Jordan Bluth, and Jenny Oaks Baker.
Dr. Allred 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. She has taught hundreds of piano students, many who have pursued music degrees at prestigious undergraduate and graduate music programs.
For sixteen years, Dr. Allred collaborated with the Southern Utah Heritage Choir as accompanist, director and artistic director, with whom she performed throughout Europe, the British Isles, China, and the United States. Previously, she was the accompanist for the BYU Singers and collaborated with the Southwest Symphonic Chorale for many years.
Dr. Allred has performed in master classes for Richard Goode, Lorin Hollander, Leonard Pennario, and Dorothy Taubman. She has performed concertos with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Tech 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 other music teachers.