Nancy Allen. A name you may have heard of, a face you’ll remember, a laugh and smile you’ll never forget, and one of the most influential people I have ever met.
For those of you who don’t know Nancy, she is Music Education Professor at Viterbo University, founder of Platinum Edition Show Choir, an extremely talented musician, a dedicated and loving friend, and a mom to every student that steps into her life.
I have known Nancy for just over 10 years, and it all began on the campus of Viterbo University. Within my time at that College, which I’ll be honest, I really only went to Music and Show Choir classes. Sorry Mom and Dad…but it’s the experiences that make us who we are today right?!
But anyways, my time at Viterbo seemed to have one thing in common, Nancy. Between singing in Show Choir, Barbershop Quartets, Choirs, A Cappella groups, dog walking Max, palm readings, and just having someone to look up to and have guidance from, Nancy would always be there supporting any and everyone along their journey.
So I just want to say thank you. Thank you Nancy for leaving a footprint in my lifelong path of who I am today. It is a blessing I am still able to work with you, and continue to see your work as you inspire so many students on a regular basis.
Below is the song “Season of Love” performed at Nancy’s 20th Anniversary Alumni Celebration show this past fall. Among the performers are 13 of the original Platinum Edition Members, along with over 30 alumni that came back for this special 20 year event as well as the current Platinum Edition members. Enjoy!