Allison Figueroa is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned her Bachelors in Music Education. She studied euphonium under Jonathan Fowler and was principal euphonium in the university’s wind ensemble, marched in WCU’s well known “incomparable” Golden Rams Marching Band, and performed with multiple other ensembles both instrumental and vocal. She went on to earn her Masters in Wind Conducting from Messiah University in December of 2020.
Allison has extensive experience both as a performer and instructor in the marching arts. She worked with multiple high school band programs in New Jersey and now is the Assistant band and choral director at Parkland High School, in Allentown Pennsylvania, of which she is an alumna. In addition to working with the 180 person marching band, Mrs. Figueroa works with the concert bands, jazz bands, choirs, chorale, and has taught music theory, piano, and music listening and literature at the high school. She is also the advisor of Parkland’s chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and coordinates with the PALS club to provide a hand chime choir to students with special needs.
Allison played lead baritone with the Crossmen in 2009 and was taught by several of its finest instructors including Adam Farley and Aaron Goldberg. She worked as a low brass technician with the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps from 2015 to 2018 and gained valuable experience during these four seasons. Allison was a member of City Beats, a brass band based in NYC that performed on the field of Yankee Stadium for MLS matches.
Allison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with her husband Mark and dogs Ollie and Ruby.