Ariel Antoinette Alvarado is a senior Music Major at Spelman College. Ms. Alvarado earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Integrated Studies from Clayton State University and her high school diploma from Rockdale County High School in May of 2018.
Ms. Alvarado is currently the Student Conductor of the Spelman College Glee Club and the Student Conductor of the Georgia Tech Treble Choir. She is also a voice and beginning piano instructor of all ages for the Alvarado Academy of Music, and sings and plays percussion for many churches in and around the Metro Atlanta area including her home church Grace Church International.
Ms. Alvarado is an alumna of the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir program where she studied under the baton of Dr. Martha Shaw for seven years. During that time, she traveled internationally to places such as Spain and Italy and performed in venues such as The Mormon Tabernacle, Carnegie Hall, and had the honor of performing evening mass at the Vatican. In January of 2019 Ms. Alvarado traveled with a small group chosen from the Spelman College Glee Club under the direction of Dr. Kevin P. Johnson to Portugal for the Festival Terra sem Sombra on ambassadorial duties. In November of 2019, Ms. Alvarado was a part of a presenting group for the Society for Music Theory’s National Conference held in Columbus, Ohio. In February of 2020, Ms. Alvarado had the distinct pleasure to serve as a guest conductor and clinician for the Richmond County All County Middle School Chorus Concert.
Ms. Alvarado aspires to be a choral conductor, educator, and scholarly artist, that can “help leave the world a more beautiful place than she found it.”
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