Alison Lee Freeman is a 21st-century chantey singer with an extraordinary voice easily heard over gale-force winds. She specializes in sea chanteys, American folk songs, and parlor music from the 1800s.
Freeman performs regularly in Midcoast Maine and Newfoundland at a variety of diverse venues such as museums, festivals, cruise ships, schools, clubs, and assisted living facilities. She is also a voice teacher who holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Boston University.
Recordings are available for purchase at CDBaby.com, Maine Maritime Museum, Lisa-Marie's Made in Maine in Bath, and online music services such as Apple iTunes.
Join in on the chorus for a journey back in time and enjoy history the old-fashioned way, through entertaining songs and stories.
From opera to folk music, proper vocal technique will help you sound your best and avoid vocal injury.
Physiology of the voice
Techniques to increase range, endurance, and projection
Getting the most out of practice and rehearsals
As a voice teacher Freeman teaches her students about the physiology of the voice because singing is an athletic endeavor. Singers need to understand how hearing, breathing, and movement affect their instrument. She also believes it is important to understand the difference between technique and style. Different genres of music require different styles of singing, but the underlying technique is the same.
Freeman says, “The voice is a unique instrument in that most of the apparatus cannot be directly observed. Voice teachers must rely on imagery and metaphor to communicate with their students. Imagery that works for one student may not work for another. Articulation of a concept does not mean it has been understood. It is the teacher's job to find the best way to communicate with each student and to recognize there is no right way to sing, but there is a best way for each individual to sing.”
Alison Lee Freeman has been performing professionally for over thirty-five years and holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Boston University.
For more information or to schedule a private lesson call 207.371.2404 or email.
Founded by Dr. M. Lee Chrisman, and currently conducted by Edward J Madden, the Boston University AlumniConcert Band (BUACB) was created to serve as the musical ensemble for Boston University Commencement exercises.Since its inception in 1979, the BUACB meets occasionally throughout the year, to rehearse, read, and perform. The band regularly travels in the US and has also touredPortugal and the former Yugoslavia.