MU1 Allison Landstedt
MU1 Allison Landstedt, soprano, joined the U.S. Coast Guard Band in January 2023. At age three, to her family's surprise and delight, she sang karaoke at restaurants and solos in church. With their support, she's never looked back! She began her early training with the Humphrey School of Music and the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Music in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music, and is completing her Doctorate at the University of British Columbia.
MU1 Landstedt is the sole vocalist representing the U.S. Coast Guard and demonstrates the vocal mastery of numerous styles, including Broadway, opera, show tunes, and American Patriotic music. Singing for hundreds of thousands of Americans within the first 150 days of serving in this role, MU1 Landstedt was recognized nationally for her televised acapella performance of "God Bless America" at the historic Yankee Stadium in New York. MU1 Landstedt has performed for some of the highest-ranking United States government officials, including Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commandant, US Coast Guard, John K. Tien, Deputy Secretary of the DHS, and other industry leaders, including the leadership at SpaceX, The Boeing Company, and Lockheed Martin.
MU1 Landstedt is a dedicated and lively voice instructor. Her students have been accepted to Opera Artist Diploma and Bachelor of Musical Theater programs and won spots in professional theater companies across the U.S. and Canada. She won the 2013 Best Leading Actress in a Musical award for the state of Texas, continuing to the Broadway stage to compete in The Jimmy Awards, a televised national competition for winners of each state. She was four times awarded Best Actress in the 2013 Texas UIL One-Act-Play Competition and was named a winner of the Honorable Mention All-star cast. For operatic singing, she was a 2019 Patricia Corbett Competition finalist and a 2018 Lewis Foundation Vocal Competition finalist.
MU1 Landstedt has coached with world-class artists such as Martin Katz, Kathy Kelly, Gary Wedow, and Robin Guarino. Her voice teachers include J. Patrick Raftery, Gwen Coleman, Daniel Teadt, and Jason Lester. Her favorite opera role was singing Flora in The Turn of the Screw (Britten). Outside of the Band, she enjoys playing concerts with pianist and husband, Gabriel Landstedt. Together they enjoy skiing, running, hiking, soccer, and anything outdoors.