Chicagoland native Allison Chambers fell in love with the cello at the age of nine. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College in music education, where she studied with Edward Moore. While at Elmhurst, Allison was selected as the 2012 Elmhurst College Philharmonic Concerto Competition Winner, performing the Elgar Cello Concerto. After graduating with her undergraduate degree, she spent a year substitute teaching as a high school orchestra director.
Wishing to devote more time to her cello, she decided to pursue a master’s degree in performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University under the tutelage of Richard Hirschl. She was awarded her degree in May 2016 and is embarking on an exciting career path in music that encompasses performance, teaching, and arts management. Allison is currently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and enjoys teaching privately. When she isn’t behind her cello, you can find Allison spending time with loved ones, exploring the outdoors, or curled up with a good book.