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Allison Monroe performs, researches, and teaches historical musical repertoires on period instruments. She specializes in music from the medieval era through the early nineteenth century, playing vielle, rebec, violin, and viola, as well as singing. Allison co-founded and serves as Artistic Director for Trobár, a Cleveland-based band of voices and instruments dedicated to bringing medieval music to modern audiences. As the newly-appointed Director of the Five College Early Music Program in western Massachusetts, Allison charts a vision for the program, teaches academic courses, organizes projects and ensembles, runs the flagship Collegium ensemble, and oversees the Arthur Loeb Early Music Instrument Collection. From 2018-2023, she taught at Case Western Reserve University, where she also earned a DMA in Historical Performance Practice. Her performing credits include the Newberry Consort, Boston Camerata, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Piffaro, Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and Washington Bach Consort.