My Story Started at GRCC: Alison Bieber found her voice, and her path, at GRCC

Alison Bieber smiling.

Alison Bieber found her voice – and her path – at GRCC. Now she works to help others find their voices.

Start at GRCC and go anywhere. Every former student has a story to tell about how GRCC gave them the education and opportunity to be successful.

After graduating from high school, Bieber needed time to figure out her future so she enrolled at GRCC.

“At a young age, people are pushing you to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and you receive a lot of backlash if you are going into the performing arts,” she said. “I was able to ‘try out’ the career option that everyone was telling me to avoid, and – guess what – it worked out!”

“Worked out” might be an understatement. After earning her associate degree in vocal performance, Bieber received a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the Boston Conservatory and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Massachusetts.

Early in her career, she provided music lessons for adults with developmental disabilities. She has since founded the Modulation Institute, which provides transgender and nonbinary people with vocal training and music lessons.

“I teach because of the people who have taught me,” Bieber said. “My purpose in life became driven by sharing my knowledge with others, as my teachers shared with me.”

Let GRCC help you start your story. The first chapter starts at grcc.edu/apply.

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