Allison  Clough

Allison Clough

Lecturer, Class Piano, Piano Pedagogy
School of the Arts
Division of Music
Office: Buchanan Hall 103
Phone: 205-726-2851

Dr. Allison Clough holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Drake University (Magna cum Laude) where she studied under Marc Ryser, a master of music degree from Bob Jones University studying under Thomas Grimble, and a doctor of musical arts degree studying under Amanda Penick at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Allison has also lived, studied, and taught in Wisconsin, Florida, Iowa, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama. Beginning piano lessons at age 3 using the Suzuki method, her natural aptitude and diligence created opportunities for working under premiere instructors including Leonidas Lipovetsky at Florida State University.  She was winner of the North Florida Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention at the Winter Music Symposium for the Florida Community College Association, received the Gertrude Rowan Scholarship and the President’s Scholarship, a soloist with the Chipola Regional Symphony Orchestra, and has performed in Japan. 

Dr. Clough has directed large studios of piano students, held the position of Assistant Musical Director for the The University of Alabama Theater Department during the productions of The Threepenny Opera and Side Show, worked as a cocktail pianist for the Ecstasy ship for Carnival Cruise Line, and served on the piano faculty at MississippiState University.  

In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, John Paul, and her two daughters. 

Degrees and Certifications

  • B. M., Drake University
  • M. M., Bob Jones University
  • D.M.A., The University of Alabama


  • Metro Music Teachers Forum (Birmingham)
  • Alabama Music Teachers Association
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • Birmingham Music Teachers Association
  • Suzuki Teachers National Association