Thompson High School Choir
Degrees and Certifications:
EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Birmingham Southern College May 1986 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND HONORS Alabama Teacher’s Certificate NEA (National Educator’s Association) AEA (Alabama Education Association) AMEA (Alabama Music Educator’s Association) MENC (Music Educator’s National Conference) Sweet Adelines International - member since 1996 2011 SAI /MENC award for furtherance of music education ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
Ms. Natalie Allen
My name is Natalie Allen. I have been the Thompson HS choral director since fall of 2000. I have worked with all ages from pre-schoolers to adults in vocal production, vocal repertoire, and general theory. I teach vocal skills, music theory, and stage presence. My background lies in many areas such as vocal skills and production, performance techniques, and musical theater. I have two grown daughters, one is a graphic designer for a branding company in Birmingham and one is a nurse at UAB Hospital. I also am very involved in Sweet Adelines International, a music organization for 4 part a cappella barbershop music.
I have been teaching in the public school system for 25 years. I have worked with kindergarten age through seniors in high school on good vocal production, stage presence, and posture. I have also worked with children’s church choirs for 16 years, focusing on good singing in a Christian environment. Outside of my professional career, I also coach Sweet Adeline choruses and quartets that range in age 14 – 80, with a focus on good vocal production, stage presence, staging, and choreography.