A native of North Carolina, Allison Freeman currently studies with Alvin Chow as a piano performance major at Oberlin. Freeman graduated from the high school program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied piano with Eric Larsen. Among the festivals Freeman has attended are the Southeastern Piano Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, The Banff Arts Centre, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy. She has performed in masterclasses with such artists as Lambert Orkis, Jon Nakamatsu, Richard Goode, Natalya Antonova, Gilbert Kalish, Zhu Yafen, and Matti Raekallio.
Freeman has received top prizes at many competitions, including the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition, the Arthur Fraser International Concerto Competition, Music Teacher's National Association, and the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy Competition. As the winner of the Richard R. Deas Concerto Competition, Freeman has appeared as soloist with both the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra. She was the recipient of the prestigious Rudolf Serkin Prize at Oberlin, and in the fall of 2015 was named a winner of the Oberlin Senior Concerto Competition.
Freeman serves as accompanist for the Oberlin Community Music School, and accompanies for the private studios of Oberlin faculty. An avid chamber musician, she collaborates with many of Oberlin's string players under the tutelage of James Howsmon. While not at the piano, Freeman studies cello with Darrett Adkins, and she also enjoys studying Chinese.
In the fall, Freeman will be attending graduate school to continue her studies in piano performance.