Alison Feldt is an associate professor of music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Dr. Feldt joined the faculty of St. Olaf College in 1989. She teaches Voice Performance Studies. Other teaching assignments have included Vocal Pedagogy, Solo Vocal Literature, and Music and Poetry, Voice Class, and a course for non-majors titled “Music and Poetry”. Dr. Feldt chaired the St. Olaf College Music Department from 2007-2016.
Dr. Feldt has served NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) in a variety of roles. Currently she is Vice President for Outreach; however her life-long commitment to NATS began at the grass-roots level where she served as auditions chair and president of Minnesota NATS, Minnesota State Governor, and eventually North Central Region Governor. In addition she served as conference chair for the 2006 NATS National Conference held in Minneapolis.
Dr. Feldt has enjoyed a successful recital and concert career including performances with the Rochester Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester, the Cannon Valley Orchestra and the St. Olaf College Orchestra. Dr. Feldt has presented recitals in Sweden, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, as well as regional venues including the Owatonna Arts Center, the Volksfest Kulturhaus in St. Paul, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and St. Olaf College. She has sung with the Minnesota Opera and the Salzburger Landestheater.
Dr. Feldt has won numerous awards and honors. She was a recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, twice been the recipient of a Faculty Development Grant from St. Olaf College, and was twice a finalist for a McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. She won first place in the Minnesota-Western Wisconsin District Metropolitan Opera Auditions and went on to place third in the Upper Midwest Regional Auditions. She received first place in the Minnesota District NATS Artist Award Voice Competition. In Austria, she took first place in the Opera/Lied Competition from the City of Salzburg Cultural Foundation, and first place in the Operetta Competition sponsored by the Nico Dostal and Robert Stolz Foundations.
Dr. Feldt holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Minnesota, Master of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with Rudolf Knoll, has participated in master classes with Kerstin Meyer and Rita Streich at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, and Joan Dornemann at the University of Minnesota.