Alison Mari is a Philadelphia native musician and music educator in New York City, playing with orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera and more. She has played principal oboe with the Richmond County Orchestra, among others, with Regina Opera, toured nationally on "My Fair Lady," performed in Sarah McLaughlin's 2012 East Coast tour orchestra, provided accompaniment to the Gloria McLean Dance Company and the Joffrey Ballet School, and is a member of the First Street woodwind quintet which presents intimate Salon performances in Brooklyn.
Alison can be heard on the elecro-acoustic/contemporary classical album "Numbers & Shapes" by Rebecca Brandt, on select tracks by the heavy metal band Earthside, and on the album "Haiti in a Classical Mood: Larenn Soley Leve" by Michael DeVellis and Georges Vilson.
Alison earned her Master's of Music from New York University, and Bachelor's of Music Education from The College of New Jersey. She is on faculty with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's Music Partners program, leading in- and after-school music classes in various Public School across Brooklyn. Through the program, Alison teaches woodwind-focused group classes, in addition to directing concert band. Independently, she maintains a private studio and has coached many students through admissions and ensemble auditioning.