From the MET to BROADWAY
Musical Piece Composer
La forza del destino G. Verdi
Deh vieni, non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro W. Mozart
Vissi d’arte from Tosca G. Puccini
Prelude to La Traviata Act I G..Verdi
O Mio Babbino Caro fro G. Puccini
Don Giovanni W. Mozart
Caravan Duke Ellington
Autumn Leaves w/singer Johnny Mercer
West Side Story – (Paul) Leonard Bernstein
Girl from Ipanema w/singer Antonio Jobim
Girl in Satin Leroy Anderson
Theme from “New York, New York” Fred Ebb /John Kander
Music Man Symphonic Impressions Meredith Willson
Alice McAllister Tillman is a versatile artist whose experiences have taken her to concert halls and recital stages throughout North America. Her voice has been described as “Exquisite, Soaring, Brilliant and Beautiful!”
Ms. Tillman began singing as a young child with her family singing group “The McAllisters.” As a student at Northwestern High School, she began vocal studies with Gloria Hicks. Ms. Tillman became a member of The Northwestern High School Advanced Vocal Ensemble under the baton of Brazeal W. Dennard. It was there that she came to love classical music, ensemble singing and entered into a relationship with Brazeal Dennard and The Brazeal Dennard Chorale.
Ms. Tillman matriculated to The University of Michigan School of Music where she studied voice with Dr. Willis Patterson. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, a Master of Music in Voice Performance and a State of Michigan Teacher Certification.
Ms. Tillman has been a voice instructor at every level including Kindergarten through Post-Graduate Studies. She began her career as a music educator in the Livonia Public Schools where she taught elementary students and was Director of Choral Music Education at Forsythe Middle School. Ms. Tillman’s ensembles have consistently earned Excellent ratings. Her students are frequently accepted into some of Michigan’s most prestigious ensembles including the Michigan School Vocal Music Association State Honors Choir ad finalists at Michigan Youth Arts Festival. Many have been accepted into some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Ms. Tillman was Adjunct Faculty at Marygrove College in Detroit, MI,
Ms. Tillman has maintained a highly visible performance career. She is known for her ability to perform a diverse range of literature spanning many genres. She has been presented in Solo Recitals that include Art Songs, Operatic Arias, Spirituals, Musical Theater and Jazz. She is frequently engaged in Oratorio and Symphonic presentations that include Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Margaret Bond’s Credo, Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart’s Requiem, Garcia’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Symphony of the Sphinx premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the 2007 Classical Roots Series, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Concert during the 2012 Jazz Festival, Dave Brubeck’s To Hope with the Brubeck Quartet during the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, Adolphus Haiilstork’s Earthrise in the 2013 Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Series conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Ms. Tillman was the featured artist for the 2013 Azalia Hackley Concert. Ms. Tillman also performs with the Modern Harp Quartet. The Quartet and Alice were featured at the 2014 American Harp Association National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana as the only Harp and Voice Ensemble to present at the conference. She is a long-standing member of The Brazeal Dennard Chorale.
Ms. Tillman Is a featured recording artist on The Second Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, The New Negro Spiritual, Remembering II Significant Spirituals, Reflections and “Once Upon a December Eve” presented each December.
Alice and her husband, Craig, are the proud parents of four adult children.