sound

Composition

Samples

Musical Direction

Scoring

Critic's Choice for Outstanding Design

Greater Victoria Regional Theatre Awards

The Ministry of Grace (The Belfry)

2020

Outstanding Sound Design or Composition

Betty Mitchell Award

The Scarlet Letter (Theatre Calgary)

2019

Original Music Composition and Sound Design for Live Theatre

Whether by the creation of pre-recorded cues, or through original vocal/choral/instrumental arrangements for a cast to perform live, Allison strives to develop a score that is energetic and moving. As a working actor, Allison values a soundscape that is based in deep exploration of the text, ensuring the aural experience is supportive of character motive and development for listeners both onstage and in the audience. With attention to detail in the use of sound effects, speaker placement, directional sound and levels, Allison undertakes to integrate her design seamlessly with all production design elements, while effectively navigating the core drive and emotion of the narrative.

Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God

Ellipses Tree Collective

Original music, Musical Direction, Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch. Pictured: The cast of Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God.

A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary

Original Music and Sound design, Musical Direction, Vocal direction, Allison Lynch. Additional Orchestrations: Jeremy Spencer, Set, Lights & Projections: Scott Reid, Costumes: Deitra Kalyn. Photo: Trudie Lee

A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary

Original Music and Sound design, Musical Direction, Vocal direction, Allison Lynch. Additional Orchestrations: Jeremy Spencer, Set, Lights & Projections: Scott Reid, Costumes: Deitra Kalyn. Photo: Trudie Lee

Ministry of Grace

Belfry Theatre

Composer, Sound Designer: Allison Lynch, Director/Playwright: Tara Beagan, Set, Lights, Projections: Andy Moro, Costumes: Jeff Cheif, Fight Director: Morgan Yamada

Audio recording with the cast of Ministry of Grace

Belfry Theatre

Composer, Sound Designer: Allison Lynch, Director/Playwright: Tara Beagan, Set, Lights, Projections: Andy Moro, Costumes: Jeff Cheif, Fight Director: Morgan Yamada

Penelopiad

Arts Club

Original Music, Musical Direction, Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch, Additional Sound Design: AJ Juliani, Set & Lights: Terry Gunvordahl

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Alberta Theatre Projects

Original Music, Sound Design, Musical and Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch. Directed by Glynis Leyshon, Set: Scott Reid, Lights: David Fraser, Costumes: Hanne Loosen.

The Scarlet Letter

Theatre

Original music and sound design: Allison Lynch. Directed by Micheline Chevrier, Set & Costumes: Judith Bowden, Lights: Harry Frehner, Fight Direction: Karl Sine, Assistant Director: Cristina Cugliandro.

Composing Resume

INFO

Email:

allisonlynchmusic@gmail.com

Cell:

403.613.0160

Affiliations:

Canadian Actors Equity Association (Full Member)

SELECTED EXPERIENCE: THEATRE

Production

Role

Company

Director

Lady Macbeth and the Not Quite Dead (online)

Composer/Lady Anne

Musical Theatre Works

Micheal V. Tan

Ministry of Grace

Composer/Sound Designer

The Belfry

Tara Beagan

A Christmas Carol 2020 (online)

Composer/Music Director

Theatre Calgary

Stafford Arima

A Christmas Carol 2019

Composer/Sound Designer

Theatre Calgary

Stafford Arima

The Scarlet Letter

Composer/Sound Designer

Theatre Calgary

Micheline Chevrier

Rosencrantz & Guildernstern Are Dead

Composer/Sound Designer

Alberta Theatre Projects

Glynis Leyshon

Benefit

Composer/Sound Designer

Downstage Theatre

Simon Mallet

A Tender Thing

Composer/Sound Designer

Lunchbox Theatre

Denise Clarke

Book Club

Composer/Sound Designer

Lunchbox Theatre

Shari Wattling

Book Club II

Composer/Sound Designer

Lunchbox Theatre

Shari Wattling

Shakespeare's Will

Composer/Sound Designer

Sage Theatre

Kelly Reay

A Christmas Carol 2016-18

Musical/Vocal Director

Theatre Calgary

Denis Garnhum

Equivocation

Composer/Sound Designer

Shakespeare Company

Kevin McKendrick

Adentures of a Black Girl in Search of God

Composer/Musical Director

Ellipses Tree Collective

Marilyn Potts

Romeo and Juliet

Composer/Sound Designer

Theatre Calgary/Shakespeare

Joseph Ziegler

The List

Composer/Sound Designer

Urban Curvz

Micheline Chevrier

Double Indemnity

Composer/Lyricist

Vertigo

Craig Hall

Twisted

Composer/Songwriter

Forte Musical Theatre Guild

David Van Belle

The Penelopiad

Composer/Musical Director

Arts Club (Vancouver)

Vanessa Porteous

The Penelopiad

Composer/Musical Director

Alberta Theatre Projects

Vanessa Porteous

Thy Neighbor's Wife

Composer/Sound Designer

Urban Curvz

Valerie Planche

Essay/The Russian Play

Composer/Sound Designer

Urban Curvz

Glenda Stirling

It is Solved by Walking

Composer/Sound Designer

Urban Curvz

Katherine Waters

Princess Prudence and the Fairest in the Land

Composer/Lyricist

Evergreen

Jacqueline Russell

SELECTED EXPERIENCE: FILM & TV

Production

Role

Company

Director

Hudson

Composed and performed original song "Try" epsiode 6

CBC GEM

Michelle Morgan

State of (the) Art

Composer/Sound Designer

BLMRS

Chris Dowsett

SELECTED EXPERIENCE: PODCAST

Production

Role

Company

Director

Pretty/Ugly

Composer/Sound Designer

Theatre Outré

Brett Dahl

VOCAL/MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Group

Description

Role

Genre

The Allison Lynch Quartet

Gigging for the pst ten years in Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver/Toronto

Lead Singer/Violin/Ukulele/Guitar

Singer-songwriter

Allison Lynch Skin & Flame

Original Album released June 2017

Vocalist, songwriter/violin/ukulele/guitar

Jazz/Pop

Jazz YYC Concer Headliner

Vocalist/Bandleader

Jazz/Pop

Dandi Productions

Performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Victoria Symphony and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra 2014/25

Vocalist/Performer - "The Mysterious Maestro" "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Orchestra accompanied TYA

Foothills Brass Quintet

Remembrance Day Concert 2016/17

Guest Vocalist - "Songs of the 40's"

Jazz/Big Band

The Calgary Jazz Orchestra

Valentine's Concert 2015

Guest Vocalist - "Art of Romance/Art of Soul"

Jazz/Soul

Rubim de Toledo Salsa Band

Various performances from 2012-present

Vocalist

Jazz/Latin-Jazz

Tyler Hornby Quartet

Wine-Oh's Calgary

Vocalist - The Songs of Cole Porter

Jazz

The Swinging Bovines

Five years, Emerald Lake Lodge, BC

Vocalist - New Year's

Jazz/Soul

Collegium (Early Music)

2009-2011, University of Calgary

Soloist/Vocal Ensemble

Classical/Opera

Kris Demeanor and Cutest Kitten Ever

Group since 2009 - performing in AB, SK, BC and ON

Vocalist

Folk/Pop

New West Theatre

Summer 2010-2012

Vocal Director

Pop/Rock/Motown

AWARDS

Award

Category

Work

Outcome

Greater Victoria Regional Arts Awards

Critic’s Choice award for Outstanding Design

Ministry of Grace

Awarded

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Sound Design or Composition

The Scarlet Letter

Awarded 2019

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Sound Design or Composition

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ATP Are Dead

Nominated 2019

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Production of a Musical

Twisted

Awarded

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Musical Direction

The Penelopiad

Nominated

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Composition

The Penelopiad

Nominated

Betty Mitchell Award

Outstanding Composition

Essay / The Russian Play

Nominated

Jessie Richardson Award

Jessie Richardson Award

The Penelopiad (Vancouver)

Nominated

YYC Music Awards

Jazz Recording of the Year

Skin & Flame

Nominated

TRAINING

Institute

Category

University of Calgary

Bachelor of Music in Classical Vocal Performance and Composition (with Distinction)

Saint Mary’s University

Acting: Grant Reddick / Marilyn Potts - Voice: Jane MacFarlane - Movement: Anita Miotti - Playwriting: Eugene Stickland

Musical and Vocal Direction

Allison leads actor-singers and actor-musicians in learning and performing vocal and instrumental arrangements live onstage, audio/voiceover captures, as well as in studio recording scenarios. By creating music for an actor’s specific skill set, or adapting existing music to the skill-level of each performer, Allison creates an environment of openness and inclusion so that all performers feel supported and utilized to the best of their abilities. Allison is also a certified member of Skipping Stone's Trans Affirming Network of individuals and businesses committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God

Ellipses Tree Collective

Original music, Musical Direction, Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch. Pictured: The cast of Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God.

Penelopiad

Arts Club

Original Music, Musical Direction, Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch, Additional Sound Design: AJ Juliani, Set & Lights: Terry Gunvordahl

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Alberta Theatre Projects

Original Music, Sound Design, Musical and Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch. Directed by Glynis Leyshon, Set: Scott Reid, Lights: David Fraser, Costumes: Hanne Loosen.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Alberta Theatre Projects

Original Music, Sound Design, Musical and Vocal Direction by Allison Lynch. Directed by Glynis Leyshon, Set: Scott Reid, Lights: David Fraser, Costumes: Hanne Loosen.

Best Original Musical Score

AMPIA Award Nomination

A Christmas Carol (Theatre Calgary)

2020

Scoring for TV, Film and Podcasts

As a multi-instrumentalist, Allison has the ability to utilize a combination of live and software instruments in her studio recorded scores. For live instrumentation, Allison may draw upon her skills on fiddle, guitar, ukulele, Bodhrán, drum-set, tin whistle and flute. She also maintains an extensive software instrument library in order to access a wide range of musical genres in her composing. From lush classical orchestrations to traditional East coast fiddling, electronic, jazz and everything in between, Allison has the ability to explore a wide range of audio textures in each uniquely devised soundscape.

State of (the) Art

Film scored by Allison Lynch

Pretty Ugly

A radio play by Brett Dahl - scored and sound designed by Allison Lynch for the Alberta Queer Calendar Project in Association with Theatre Outré. Graphic by Michael Vetsch.