Allison Monroe plays vielle and rebec; Renaissance, baroque, and classical violin and viola; and sings. Her performing credits include the Newberry Consort, the Boston Camerata, Piffaro, Apollo’s Fire, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Les Délices, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and the Washington Bach Consort. She won Early Music America’s 2017 Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship. Allison loves the creativity and research that goes into programming and directing concerts of early music. She co-founded and serves as Artistic Director for Trobár, a Cleveland-based medieval music band. She was also the Artistic Director for and a performer on Fair and Princely Branches, an album of music for the Jacobean princes, released in 2020. Allison has been a part-time Lecturer at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) since 2018, where she previously earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance Practice. At CWRU, she coaches the medieval and Renaissance ensembles, has directed the Baroque Orchestra, oversees the Kulas Instrument Collection, and teaches on medieval performance practice. She has also taught courses through CWRU’s Siegal Lifelong Learning program, at Interlochen’s Early Music Workshop, and is a frequent guest lecturer on medieval and Renaissance music.