Music has been a lifelong journey for Alison Catherine White, performing since the age of five and becoming Miss Delaware 1997.  Many young girls dream of having the opportunity to compete in the Miss America Pageant and that dream became a reality for Alison when she was crowned Miss Delaware 1997 the day after she graduated from high school.  Being only seventeen when crowned Miss Delaware, with the power of the crown Alison now had a voice in the state of Delaware and around the country as an advocate for Volunteerism.  That year Alison represented her state in the Miss America Pageant, where she won the Bert Parks Talent Award.

    As a solo artist Alison has had the honor of being invited to perform with many prestigious orchestras across the country like The Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Boston Pops, The Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, The City Lights Orchestra and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.  Alison has been seen and heard on National Public Radio classical stations, TNT Network, ABC Network, Birdland Jazz Club, The Rainbow Room, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Don’t Tell Mama Theater, Davenport’s, The Grand Opera House, Village Light Opera Company and the Gilbert and Sullivan Company.

    United States Senator William Roth personally asked Alison to perform and represent the state of Delaware in a solo concert for States Day which was held at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.  Alison has performed at other major events such as The Commonwealth Awards of Distinguished Service honoring Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, the Republican State and National Political Conventions, the Sprint Series Cup NASACAR Race at Dover Downs, His Eminence Cardinal Francis George’s Christmas Concert, as well as performing the National Anthem at various arena and stadiums including Camden Yards at a Baltimore Orioles baseball game, Madison Square Garden for the Big East College Basketball Tournament and Allstate Arena for the WNBA Chicago Sky.

    Alison has studied classical voice and musical theater at Tanglewood Institute with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University’s Summer Music Institute, she graduated with honors from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City.  While in New York City she had the great honor of working with legendary Marni Nixon as her private voice teacher, along with William Riley and Karen Brunssen.

    An advocate of volunteerism, Alison believes that music can be used in remarkable ways in service for others and founded a children’s choir Healing With Wings, that taught children the importance of volunteering throughout their community and giving of themselves to others through music.  Alison also had the honor of being asked to speak and perform the National Anthem at the President’s Summit for America’s Future, along with The Governor of Delaware awarding Alison with both the Outstanding Volunteer and First State Achievers Awards.  In 2002 she became a part of the effort to restore the Capital Theater in Dover, Delaware, now the Schwartz Center for the Arts.  Alison produced and performed a benefit concert with the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra raising more than $30,000 in one night for the restoration of the theater.  She has served on the board of The Boys and Girls Club, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and is a founding member of The Southern Delaware School of the Arts.

    She has stayed active with the Miss America Organization serving as the Executive Producer for the Miss Delaware Scholarship Pageant and Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Pageant from 2014-2016, the state’s preliminary to the Miss America Pageant and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant.  She has also served as a the Director of Events and board member of the Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization, as well as judging and performing at local and state competitions.  Alison was honored in 2009 with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization. 

    Alison’s love of music and being involved in the entertainment business brought her to working as the Director of Events for the iconic Madison Square Garden Entertainment where she worked daily with special events from around the world.  Alison is currently a global event producer for The Walt Disney Company providing a touch of magic to her events.  With her husband, Sean Post, they own 5 Sixteen Productions, an Emmy Award Winning production company. 

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