About Miss Lacasse

IMG_1720Welcome to Band! My name is Allison Lacasse (Miss Lacasse), and I am extremely proud to be a co-director of the McCarthy Middle School Band Program in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

I have been a music teacher in the Chelmsford Public Schools since 2007. In addition to my role at McCarthy, I am the Associate Band Director for the Chelmsford High School Band. I also co-direct the CPS Grades 6-12 All Town Wind Ensemble, a volunteer group of musicians from the Parker MS, McCarthy MS, and Chelmsford HS Band Programs. I maintain an active flute studio of private students and continue to advocate for new student ensembles and performing opportunities. Each summer, I host the Chelmsford Summer Flute Camp at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, a program for beginner and intermediate flute players from the Chelmsford area.

I am an active orchestral flutist and chamber musician in the Greater Boston area. I have performed on flute/piccolo for local orchestras including the Cambridge Symphony, Boston Civic Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic, Fall River Symphony, Newton Symphony, New Hampshire Philharmonic, Lowell House Opera Company, South County Chamber Orchestra, and the Cambridge Symphony. I have performed in special performance halls such as Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall. Most recently, I was fortunate enough to conduct the Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble on the Perelman Stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. My chamber ensemble performances include local and tour concerts with the Fusion String Ensemble. I performed in the NYU Chamber Music Institute in 2010, and was in the Fellowship program of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Juilliard in the summer of 2012. Performing music professionally is extremely important to me. I find that it balances me and helps me be the best conductor I can be.

I received Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Rhode Island (2007) and a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College (2009). I am currently working on a Master of Music in Music Education degree at the American Band College of Central Washington University (anticipated graduation in July, 2018).

This website is a project for my third year coursework at the American Band College.

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Allison Lacasse has been appointed as Band Director at Belmont High School beginning in 2019. She began her career as a music teacher at South Row School in Chelmsford, MA, and then became the Band Director McCarthy Middle School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, as well as the Associate Band Director for the Chelmsford High School Band Program. In 2018, Allison made her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Chelmsford All Town Wind Ensemble, a group she founded. Allison maintains a flute studio of over a dozen flutists. Allison hosts an annual summer flute camp for beginner and intermediate flutists in Chelmsford, and is the artistic director for the URI Summer Music Academy Chamber Music Intensive camp. Allison is an active orchestral flutist and chamber musician in the Greater Boston area. She has performed on flute & piccolo for a number of local orchestras, including the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, New Hampshire Philharmonic, South County Chamber Orchestra, among others. She has performed in notable performance spaces such as Jordan Hall and Symphony Hall. She performed in the New York University Summer Chamber Music Institute in 2010 with the Quintet of the Americas. Allison was a student in the Fellowship program of the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival held at Juilliard in the summer of 2012. In 2015, Allison performed as principal flute in the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Onstage at Symphony program. Allison received Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Rhode Island (2007), a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College (2009), and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the American Band College with Central Washington University (2018). Allison was a semifinalist for the 2017 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. In 2018, Allison was selected among her peers for the Music Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Music Educators Association.

2 thoughts on “About Miss Lacasse

  1. Hi Darren here I know that I for one am very sad that you are leaving but glad that your going to be an awesome conductor at another school.

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    1. That is so kind of you, Darren! Thank you so much for your encouragement. I will miss you and all of the McBand students very much! But, this blog is a nice way to stay in touch!

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