Allison Lacasse is the Director of Bands at Belmont High School in Belmont, Massachusetts. She enjoys a robust life of teaching music, playing, and encouraging young people to find their identities as artists and performers. At the University of Rhode Island, Allison is the Artistic Director of Summer Music Academy Band Camp. She is a member of the operational staff for the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC) in Seattle, Washington, and the American Band College (ABC) in Ashland, Oregon. At the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Allison serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble. An active member of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association as part of NAfME, Allison serves as the Jr. Festival Coordinator (ending June 2022) and is the Chairperson-Elect (beginning in June 2022) for the Northeastern District of MMEA.
As a professional flutist and chamber musician in Boston, Massachusetts, Allison is a member of the Cambridge Symphony and is a regular substitute within the community music circuit in Boston. Allison maintains a private studio of intermediate and advanced level flute students in the Greater Boston area and serves as an adjudicator and clinician for local area festivals and band programs.
Allison received Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Rhode Island, where she studied with Susan Thomas. Allison earned an M.Ed. degree from Cambridge College and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the American Band College of Central Washington University. Allison was a semifinalist for the 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. In 2018, Allison was selected among her peers for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Advocacy Award.