Nancy Allen, Professor of Music at Viterbo University, teaches Music Theory I & II, Choral Methods and served as the Music Director for Viterbo music theatre productions from 2012-2021. Recent shows include A Chorus Line, Cats, Oklahoma, Westside Story, Merrily We Roll Along, Altar Boys, Shout, Little Women, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, and 9 to5.
Nancy is the founder and director of “Platinum Edition,” a collegiate show choir that has 44 members. In March 2017 they performed at the American Choral Directors National Convention in Minneapolis. Platinum Edition enjoys hosting the annual Viterbo 101 High School Show Choir Competition each January. Platinum Edition has performed at and hosted high school show choir competitions in New York City, Orlando, Branson, Los Angeles, Chicago and Nashville. Nancy recently founded Diamond Edition, a treble-voiced group with 28 members. Platinum and Diamond Edition members perform a show for the public every semester.
Originally from La Crosse, Nancy received her Bachelor of Music degree from Viterbo College in 1984, where she majored in piano performance and K-12 vocal music education. She has fond memories of teaching K-12 music in New Hartford, IA and 7-12 music in Hudson, IA. She received her Master of Music in Choral Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988.
Nancy enjoys working as a professional accompanist and has played over 100 musicals and operas. She founded and directs a summer community cabaret show featuring twelve singers of all ages. She also serves as director of the sanctuary choir at First Congregational Church in La Crosse and is enjoying her thirteenth year as organist. Favorite hobbies include golf, traveling and playing cards!