Alessio Tranchell conducts the Women’s Chorale at University of Northwestern – St. Paul, where he also teaches Music Theory. He studied with Dr. Jamie Hillman at Gordon College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Tranchell received his M.M. in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting at the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, studying in the studios of Dr. Daniel David Black and Dr. Adam Luebke.
As a baritone, Tranchell enjoys an extensive performance career having most recently sung with Minnesota Opera Chorus, The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, and Chicago Summer Opera.
Tranchell is passionate about bringing together singers of all talent levels for the common purpose of worshipping God through song. With programs focusing on music old and new, he seeks to join in the sacred choral tradition that continues to thrive after centuries of development. He lives in downtown St. Paul with his wife, Caroline, who also works at Northwestern.
In addition to teaching at UNW, Tranchell serves as Director of the Crown College Choir and teaches Music Theory for Crown College.
Faculty member since 2018