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Dr. David Allen
Instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone
David Allen holds the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1998, Dr. Allen studied chamber music at the European Mozart Academy in Poland. An active freelance musician, he has performed with the Greensboro Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and has participated in recordings with the Keystone Winds. He has performed in chamber music concerts and recitals in Europe and the Middle East including a performance at the Usedomer Musikfestival in Germany with the Pan Wind Quintet. In July 2005, he performed at ClarinetFest in Japan as a member of the Una Voce Quartet. As a winner of the Annual Concerto Competition at UNCG in 2006, Dr. Allen performed the Hindemith Clarinet Concerto with the University Orchestra.
David Allen's teachers include Kelly Burke, John Kuehn, Edwin Riley and Thomas Thompson on clarinet and Susan Fancher on saxophone. In addition to Radford University, Dr. Allen has served on the faculties of Queens University of Charlotte and The University of North Carolina at Asheville. Dr. Allen has a strong interest in music psychology and his dissertation was on the connections between auditory imagery and motor behaviors in music performance.