Alisa Magallón

teaching artist, facilitator, author, storyteller, singer

Imagining a world with more music, stories, and empathy

Examples of Work


Operas greatest hits for kids

Discover how opera and kids go hand in hand.
Sing Move Play lessons are available for train the trainer models, digital experiences, and in person bookings.


The Singing Girl
Fables and Rhymes
If You Sing a Song to a Dragon

THE SINGING GIRLShe's different, scared of being different, and thinks others are scared of her too, but when she lets down her guard and sees herself through the eyes of others, she finally understands she is enough, worthy of love, and worthy of loving herself.Collaborators: Music arranged by Lara Bolton, Puppet design by Afsaneh AyanniAVAILABLE in fully produced video format or poetic text

“In a time when many of us are struggling to find meaningful connection with our young audiences, Alisa Magallón’s ‘The Singing Girl’ strikes the perfect note to tap into our empathy and worthiness. She shows us that the emotions that singing can express are something to be celebrated, not buried away.” -Pablo Siqueiros | Public Programs Associate Director Minnesota Opera

FABLES: Rhymes & Songs for the Young at Heart
A series of familiar tales told in rhyme and song to guide today's children with time tested morals and values.
Sour Grapes, Stubborn Goats, The Dove and the Ant, The Grasshopper and the Ants and many more.

IF YOU SING A SONG TO A DRAGONDragons, like children, can get cranky if they don’t get enough sleep. But if you know the secret to taming a tired dragon (hint, it involves some of your favorite music), you will find exactly what is needed to make them feel great.This interactive story encourages movement and bonding through play.

Social and Emotional learning
stress reducing exercises

SEL & Music exercises designed to help support children and adults. (above: Stress Management and Bizet's Carmen, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)


Connecting people through music, creating empathy through listening, and sharing hope through inspiring ideas...

ALISA MAGALLÓN is a farm girl turned operatic soprano and nationally recognized arts administrator. Her deep understanding of music and storytelling has led her to design dozens of programs and curriculum for major opera companies in the United States. As a performer, teaching artist, mentor, and arts administrator her creations have been consistently shared with thousands of people every year since 2009.Alisa obtained a BA in Music at Luther College and an MM in Vocal Performance at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. She has sung with Chicago Opera Theater, Houston Grand Opera, and Minnesota Opera and her concert & recital work has taken her from the Midwest to Mexico.She is currently the Associate Director of Programming and Engagement at Houston Grand Opera. As a life long learner, she is always open to new collaborations and opportunities to exchange ideas.


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