Dr. Allred has developed courses in piano pedagogy, literature, ensemble, accompanying, group piano and private piano. Recently, she developed a “Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program” for DSU.
An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Allred is a distinguished collaborator of vocal, choral and instrumental music. She holds advanced degrees from BYU and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studying piano with Paul Pollei, Robert Smith, and renowned professor Joanne Baker. Nancy is the director for Castle Rock Piano Camps, held annually at Dixie State. She is also the co-director with Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, for the annual Southern Utah Pedagogy Conference.
Nancy was president of the BYU Student Chapter of UMTA as a graduate student, and directed the first and second annual BYU Piano Festivals, 1987 and 1988.
After moving to St. George, Dr. Allred organized the St. George Chapter of UMTA. The first meeting was held at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in 1994. With support from her mentor, Dr. Paul Pollei, she was the first president of the St. George Chapter. Nancy was UMTA Performance Competitions Coordinator, 2006-07. She frequently presents at chapter meetings and state conferences. Dr. Allred continuously sponsors UMTA chapter meetings, performance evaluations, and honors recitals held at the DSU Eccles Fine Arts Center.