Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in Percussion Performance University of Wisconsin- Madison B.A. in Instrumental Music Education University of South Carolina
Ms. Allison Schweickert
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Ms. Schweickert holds the position of Band Director at Aiken Intermediate School. Ms. Schweickert is also the Professor of Percussion at the Univeristy of South Carolina Aiken. Ms. Schweickert is the former director of the Palmetto Pans Steel Drum Band at the University of South Carolina and the former director of two elementary school steel pan programs. Ms. Schweickert has served as a Graduate Teaching Assisstant with the University of Wisconsin band program while pursuing her Masters in Percussion Performance at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Ms. Schweickert also holds a degree in Music Education with a Percussion Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina. Through various performing ensembles, she has had the opportunity to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, perform at the Percussive Art's Society International Convention, and tour throughout China. Her professional affiliations include The Percussive Arts Society, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, the South Carolina Band Director's Association, the National Association for Music Education, and Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Society.
In her spare time, Ms. Schweickert enjoys being a Personal Trainer as well as teaching fitness classes at the Pure Barre studio in Augusta, Bodypump classes at Gold's Gym, traveling, playing with her dogs, and new adventures!