Rita Young Allen, Ms. Alabama Sr. America 2017!

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“Rita's singing is so beautiful, dynamic, wonderful, and powerful it rivets your attention, opens your heart, and fills you with joy and inspiration. What an experience! If you ever have the chance to see her, work with her, or hire her, run – don't walk – and make it happen!” July 24, 2010, Steve Lishansky, CEO - the Chief Executive Optimizer at Optimize International

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~2017~
Ms. Alabama Sr. America!
Music Minister, Noccalula Church of God, Gadsden, AL
Rita Allen Studio, Private Voice Studio and Consultation Business

~2016~
Ms. Sr. Shelby County 2016!
Consultation Business
New Student of the Dulcimer

~2015~
Recording Studio in Brierfield, Alabama!

~2014~

Finish 2nd Masters Degree

            Science of Management

           (Healthcare Administration)

Publish The Sheaf Dreamer

~2013~

Research and Employment in the Retirement Community Industry

President of the Rya Group

Author, The Sheaf Dreamer

~2012~

Speaking Professional         

Editorial Advisory Board for “Speaker”

           Magazine (Initernational Magazine) 

Immediate Past President of National

            Speakers Association of Alabama

Member of Global Speakers Federation

Member, International Speaker Federation

Member, All American Talent and

           Celebrity Network

President of the Rya Group

Research in the Retirement Community Industry

~2010/2011~

Full-time Speaking Professional

2011-2012 Editorial Advisory Board for “Speaker” Magazine

          (International Magazine)

President of National Speakers Association of Alabama

Member of Global Speakers Federation

Immediate Past President of Network Birmingham, Inc.

Member, International Speakers Network, Inc.

Member, All American Talent and Celebrity Network

President of the Rya Group

Founding Partner of Beyond the Basics of Social Media

 ~2009~
President of The Rya Group
Alabama Speaker's Association President Elect
Founding Partner of Beyond the Basics of Social Media
President of Network Birmingham, Inc.
Shades Mountain Music Club
Victorian Manor ~ Marketing Director
National Speaker's Association Member, 2009 Alabama Member of the Year
~2008~
Galleria Woods Retirement Community ~ Retirement Counselor
Victorian Manor Assisted Living ~ Marketing Director
Shades Mountain Music Club
Network Birmingham - Vice-President
National Speaker's Association Member
Alabama Speaker's Association Member
~2007~
Galleria Woods Retirement Community ~ Retirement Counselor
Shades Mountain Music Club
Red Hat Queen's Council of Greater Birmingham Area
Network Birmingham - Vice-President
National Speaker's Association Member
~2006~
Employment Specialist for Darden Rehabilitation Foundation,
   Liaison between Darden and New Life for Women
   (Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for Women) 

Member of Planning Committee, Cooperation and Collaboration group for arts and culture in

            Gadsden/Etowah County.

Moved to Hoover, AL  in July!

Galleria Woods Retirement Community ~ Community Outreach Coordinator
~2005~
"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
"David's Army" performs at City Stages in Birmingham
Music Minister at Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Ohatchee
Member of Crisis/Trauma Team at Mercedes Benz in Vance for Hurricane Katrina victims
~2004~
"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
"David's Army" guest performers at annual "Messiah" concert at Wallace Hall
Columnist for "The Reporter" Newspaper
Chosen by The City of Gadsden to design and direct a city-wide remembrance
   of 9/11 (check out 9/11 link to left)
Music Minister for First Baptist Church of Rainbow City
~2003~
"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
"The Young Voices" guest performers at annual "Messiah" concert at Wallace Hall
~2002~
"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
~2001~
Organized multi-cultural, gospel choir, "David's Army" (check out link to left)
Columnist for "The Messenger" newspaper  (check out link to left)
Southside Drama Team performed, "Stella Divine."  Drama Team and Choir performed,
     "Down on the Farm at Christmas" 
Organized elementary choir, "The Young Voices"
"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
~2000~
Employed by Southside High School a Music and Drama teacher where we performed,
     "Grease"
Soloist with Jacksonville State University Gospel Choir
"Rainbow City Music School" (division of Rita Allen Studios) performs with Honors
      Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
Organized Youth Choir, "Etowah Live!"
Employed by Hokes Bluff Middle school teaching music
~1999~
Took Westbrook Show Choir to London, England for a Music Education tour!
Paul Allen awarded $187,000 in vocal scholarships through studio scholarship service
     (check out Scholarship link to left for details)
Westbrook Show Choir performs adaptation of "Les Miserables"
Organized Middle School Choir, "Gadsden Alive!"
~1998~
Began weekly column for "The Messenger Newspaper"
Westbrook Show Choir performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
Established Scholarship Service for High School Seniors through my studio
Westbrook Show Choir performs "Phantom of the Opera" classics
Named "Who's Who Among America's Teachers"
~1997~
Westbrook Show Choir performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!
Chairman of Entertainment for Falls Fest
Advisory Board for Rainbow City Wellness Program
Advisory Board for Gadsden/Etowah Chamber Memberships
~1996~
President of Cultural Arts Foundation League
Representative to the Metropolitan Arts Council for Gadsden Music Club
Director of Spring Fashion Showcase produced by Gadsden Woman's Club,
     "An Afternoon in Paris"
~1995~
Employed by Big Oak Girl's Ranch teaching Health, Personal Development and Music; and
     Big Oak Boy's Ranch teaching music
Employed by Westbrook Christian School as organizer and teacher of "Westbrook
     Show Choir"
~1993~
Opera Chairman - Gadsden Music Club
~1992~
Employed by Coosa Christian High School and Gadsden Christian High 
     School
Expanded private studio, also changing the name to "Rita Allen Studios"
~1986~
Homeschooled my two children for five years!
First Soprano with Choral Arts Society (Opera Association) Chattanooga, TN
Bookkeeper and HR for Allen Lawn & Tree Service
~1985~
Employed by Wallace State Community College teaching my course on Personal
      Development
Choir Director and Youth Director for Cullman Assembly of God, Cullman, AL
~1984~
Vice President in charge of Public Relations for $1.5 million health club in Cullman,
     AL. "Cullman Athletic Club" designing and implementing proposals, advertising
     campaigns and Health Symposiums with National Speakers as well as 
     individualized health and fitness instructor.
~1982~
Began my own performance studio, "Natural Beauty and Golden Voice Studios" in
      Vinemont, AL
Youth Choir Director for Julia Street Methodist Church, Boaz, AL
Pageant Judge with National Pageant System judging pageants from Maine to Florida
~1982 - 1983 - 1984~
Mrs. Alabama Pageant Finalist
~1981~
Youth Choir Director for Boaz Assembly of God, Boaz, AL
~1979~
Disc Jockey - WAVU Radio, Albertville, AL
TV Movie - "Kent State Riot" filmed at Gadsden State Community College
~1978~
Sales Associate, Louisa International Beauty Spa, Florida
~1976~
Administrative Assistant to managing partner of one of the largest CPA firms
    in Tampa Bay, "Canning, Wells, and Salzer"
~1975~
Second Place - Female Soloist - Florida Gospel Music Awards
Corporate Secretary, Data Processing, Jack Eckerd Corporation Home Office
    Program Typist for 13 programmers
~1973~
Traveled extensively over Southeast as Lead Vocalist of Gospel Trio, "The Servants"
 
~Education....
Master of Science Degree in Management - Healthcare Administration - Troy
      University
Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies (Concentrations:  Public Administration,
      Emergency Management, Counseling) - Jacksonville State University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology - Jacksonville State University
      Minor - Music Education
Associate of Science Degree in Music Education (Vocal Performance) - Wallace State
     Community College
In addition to these degrees, I also studied Private Voice with Rachel Mathes,
      Internationally known Opera Singer.
 

~Family…

Husband, Philip Allen is a Lumberjack and has a Master of Science Degree in Public Administration.

   He owns “The Green Arborists” tree service.

Daughter, Christina Reeves, age 39, and husband, Kevin Reeves, Music Ministers in

   Tuscaloosa, AL, with handsome son, Samuel Dawson and beautiful daughter,

    Kristen Hope.

Son, Paul Allen, age 34, Computer Programmer and Technician, Owner of Allen

    Sales and Service with wife, Deborah and three beautiful girls,

    Kayla, Sienna and Jazlyn.

“It's rare that a singer can instantly capture the hearts of 1200 people all in one moment; that's exactly what Rita did during the grand opening ceremony of the 2010 National Speakers Association convention. She has a gripping presence on stage that draws the audience in and a powerful voice that fills people up with encouragement, peace, and hope. You need to have her in front of your group if you're looking for someone to connect and move your audience with passion and purpose.” July 24, 2010, Rory Vaden, MBA, Motivational Speaker and Author of Take the Stairs , Southwestern Consulting

Though thy beginning was small,
yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
~Job 8:7

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Concert Soloist & Music Instructor
Published Author & Consultant
Teacher/Trainer
Motivational and Inspirational Keynote Speaker

124 Aurene Road ~ Gadsden, Alabama 35904 
                                      334-546-7216

Rita Young Allen...Southern Belle
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Jacksonville State University
Master of Science in Management (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music
Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance

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