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"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 her group if you're looking for someone to connect and move your audience with passion and purpose."  Rory Vaden, MBA, National Speaker and Author of Take the Stairs, Southwestern Consulting, July 24, 2010



* •.♫Full Time Speaking Professional

* •.♫2011-2012 Editorial Advisory Board for "Speaker" Magazine

          (International Magazine)

* •.♫ Immediate Past President of National Speakers Association of Alabama

* •.♫ Member of Global Speakers Federation

* •.♫Member, International Speakers Network, Inc.

* •.♫Member, All American Talent and Celebrity Network

* •.♫President of the Rya Group



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 Women of the PowerGrid, Inc. (Non-profit, 501c3)

Founding Partner of Beyond the Basics of Social Media


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


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


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


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


"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


"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


"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!

"The Young Voices" guest performers at annual "Messiah" concert at Wallace Hall


"Rainbow City Music School" performs with Honors Chorale at Carnegie Hall!


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!


Employed by Southside High School a Music and Drama teacher where we performed,


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


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!"


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"


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


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"


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"


Opera Chairman - Gadsden Music Club


Employed by Coosa Christian High School and Gadsden Christian High 


Expanded private studio, also changing the name to "Rita Allen Studios"


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


Employed by Wallace State Community College teaching my course on Personal


Choir Director and Youth Director for Cullman Assembly of God, Cullman, AL


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.


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


Youth Choir Director for Boaz Assembly of God, Boaz, AL


Disc Jockey - WAVU Radio, Albertville, AL

TV Movie - "Kent State Riot" filmed at Gadsden State Community College


Sales Associate, Louisa International Beauty Spa, Florida


Administrative Assistant to managing partner of one of the largest CPA firms

    in Tampa Bay, "Canning, Wells, and Salzer"


Second Place - Female Soloist - Florida Gospel Music Awards

Corporate Secretary, Data Processing, Jack Eckerd Corporation Home Office

    Program Typist for 13 programmers


Traveled extensively over Southeast as Lead Vocalist of Gospel Trio, "The Servants"



Master of Science Degree in Management - Upon completion of last two classes at 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.




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

      He owns “The Green Arborists” tree service and is a resident counselor for autistic adults.

Daughter, Christina Reeves, age 37, K4 Teacher, and husband,

      Kevin Reeves, Music Minister in Tuscaloosa, AL

      with beautiful son, Samuel Dawson.

Son, Paul Allen, age 29, Computer Programmer and Technician, Owner of

Web 2.0 Mechanics, with lovely wife, Deborah and three beautiful girls,

      Jazlyn, Kayla and Sienna.


Rita Young Allen, M.A.
Speaking Professional
Southern Belle & Steel Magnolia
813 4th Avenue East
Oneonta, Alabama  35121

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