Ariel Alvarado

Ariel Antoinette Alvarado

Ariel Alvarado

Graduate Associate

Areas of Expertise

  • Choral Conducting
  • Music Theory


  • BA in Music, Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, Spelman College
  • Associate of Arts, Integrated Studies, Clayton State University

Ariel Antoinette Alvarado is in her second year of the Master of Music program at The Ohio State University, studying choral conducting with Professors Robert Ward, Robert Bode and Jordan Saul. Ms. Alvarado is an alumna of Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in vocal performance and choral conducting, with departmental honors. In 2018 she earned an Associate of Arts degree in Integrated Studies from Clayton State University, and her high school diploma from Rockdale County High School. Ariel is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ms. Alvarado is a conductor, vocalist and scholar/artist who strives to "leave the world a more beautiful place than she found it."

In November 2019, Ariel was a part of a presenting group for the Society for Music Theory's National Conference. In February 2020, she had the distinct pleasure to serve as a guest conductor and clinician for the Richmond County All-County Middle School Chorus Concert. In 2022, Ms. Alvarado served as Artistic Director of the Clintonville Community Choir for their spring and summer seasons. Professionally, she sings with the Jubilee Choir of Capriccio Columbus. Ariel also sings and conducts for churches around the Metro Atlanta and Columbus areas. Ms. Alvarado serves as the Assistant Director of Music at Indianola Presbyterian Church. At Ohio State, Ariel serves as a graduate teaching associate within the theory department, and performs in the Ohio State Chorale, Women’s Glee Club and University Chorus.

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