Allison Loggins-Hull, Oakwood class of 2001, will return to campus on Friday, April 5th, 2019, to present Oakwood’s 6th annual Arts Presentation to the school community. Allison is a flutist, composer and educator with an active career performing and creating music of multiple genres. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to New York at the age of 10, started playing flute shortly thereafter and was self-taught until she began formal training at the age of 15. She is one half of the critically acclaimed flute duo Flutronix, which was praised by the Wall Street Journal for being able “to redefine the instrument.” MTV recognized Flutronix for “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music.”
Allison has recently performed and/or recorded with the International Contemporary Ensemble, NOVUS NY, singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon, jazz pianist David Virelles and hip-hop producer Ski Beatz. With Flutronix, she has released two full studio albums, a live album (Live From the Attucks Theatre), an EP (City of Breath) and is signed to Village Again Records in Japan. In addition, she has been featured in television segments on Telemundo, AriseTV, and The Daily Buzz, as well as an internationally broadcast ESPN Super Bowl commercial and the Black Girls Rock! Awards Show on BET.
She is the creator and producer of Diametrically Composed, a New Music USA grant-winning project that exclusively features the stories of artists who are also mothers. She regularly composes music for Flutronix and has been commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Texas Flute Society and ‘cellist Amanda Gookin (PUBLIQuartet). With Flutronix, Allison is published by Carl Fischer. She recently received a fellowship from The Hermitage in Englewood, Florida and will be in residence there between 2018-2020.
Allison is on the faculty of The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and is a former faculty member of The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program. She has also served as a visiting and/or teaching artist at the New England Conservatory, the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The New School, Chamber Music America, SphinxConnect, and several other institutions. Allison lives in Montclair, NJ, with her husband and two children.
Special thanks to Marsha and Jonathan Talbot ’57 who support Oakwood’s Art Series which was launched by Jonathan’s presentation, “Collage: Medium and Metaphor,” in 2013.