Teaching Artist/Private Voice
After vocal directing for Celebrity Cruises for a number of years in Miami, Alayna is excited to make the transition back to Illinois. Alayna holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Millikin University where she studied vocal pedagogy and received excellent ensemble training during her time in the internationally recognized University Choir. She has been teaching private lessons for all ages and skill levels since 2013, and began both music directing and orchestra conducting for musicals in 2014.
From 2016-2019 she worked with professional singers at Celebrity Cruises, helped coordinate auditions, assisted in casting, recorded background vocals for several in-house production shows, and is the voice of the elevator and phone systems for three of Celebrity’s newest ships. Alayna occasionally visits Nashville for private coachings, one client of hers being a winner of The Voice on NBC. While performing seasonally with the professional holiday caroling company “The Merry Maskers,” Alayna opened for Pentatonix multiple years in a row and is featured singing live on camera in the movie Office Christmas Party.