Alison Beskin graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Music and a certificate in Musical Performance from Princeton University, after which she completed her Masters of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in one year with Distinction in Performance. Having studied music since the age of five, Alison has performed throughout the United States and the United Kingdom and most recently with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her activities as a performer, Alison has conducted both undergraduate and graduate musicological research focusing on London's musical life during the Victorian era and received grants to conduct archival research at the Royal Albert Hall, the British Library and the Royal College of Music. Alison also has experience as a private flute teacher, volunteer public radio broadcaster with WPRB (Princeton) and WCPE (Raleigh, North Carolina) and as a volunteer grant writer with Making Music (United Kingdom). Alison's primary teachers have included Candace Keach, Carl Hall, Vincent Lucas, Kate Hill and Clare Southworth.
After completing her Masters degree, Alison received a scholarship to attend law school and currently practices law in the area of executive compensation.
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