We are excited to have Alison Vernon join CCUU as our Director of Music in July 2015. Alison is a highly qualified director, who comes to us with a strong background and experience. Her past experience includes teaching kindergarten through college in schools and directing children, youth, adult, handbell, and recorder choirs in churches. She not only has experience and training in choral and instrumental conducting, but also has had careers as a singer/performer and teacher. She maintains a small private voice studio. Alison has been involved with many different denominations of churches and also for ten years, she served as a cantorial soloist in a local temple. She has experience with many different styles of music, from early music to jazz, pop, and show tunes. Alison particularly loves music that touches our spirit and believes that the highest form of music often combines words and music. Alison is very enthusiastic about the opportunity to make music with all of us. She will be starting in mid-July so that she can attend the UU Musicians Network (UUMN) conference in Boston, although you likely won’t start seeing her around our church until August. We are looking forward to welcoming Alison in the coming months.