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Dr. Andrew Justin Allen

Music
Assistant Professor

Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4294
  Semester Course # Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2017 AMUS 4961 101 Recital-Education or B.A. Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details Fall 2017 3141 Woodwind Methods Fain Hall
Details Fall 2017 1601 102 Elementary Sight-Singing and Ear Training I Fain Fine Arts Center C117C
Details Fall 2017 1481, 1482, 2481, 2482, 3481, 3482, 4481, 4482 Applied Bassoon (All Levels) Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details Fall 2017 1461, 1462, 2461, 2462, 3461, 3462, 4461, 4462 Applied Saxophone (All Levels) Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details Fall 2017 1441, 1442, 2441, 2442, 3441, 3442, 4441, 4442 Applied Clarinet (All Levels) Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details Fall 2017 1421, 1422, 2421, 2422, 3421, 3422, 4421, 4422 Applied Oboe (All Levels) Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details Fall 2016 1603 Music Theory I Fain Fine Arts Center C117A
Details Spring 1613 Music Theory II Fain Fine Arts Center
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Tennessee Technological University BM in Music Education (Instrumental) 2008-12-13 0:0:0
Central Michigan University MM in Music Performance 2011-7-16 0:0:0
The University of South Carolina DMA in Music Performance with a doctoral minor in music theory 2013-12-16 0:0:0
Institution Position Start Date End Date
Claflin University Adjunct Instructor of Music 2011-08-15 2013-05-15
Valley City State University Instructor of Music 2013-08-15 2013-12-31
Valley City State University Assistant Professor of Music 2014-01-01 2014-05-16
Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Music 2014-08-15 Present

SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Feb. 2017                    The Texas Music Education Association Conference

                                                Rogue Two Showcase Performance, San Antonio, Texas

Jan. 2017                     The 39th United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium,

                                                Solo Performance, Alexandria, Virginia

Oct. 2016                    The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors

National Conference, Solo Performance, Santa Fe, New Mexico

March 2016                The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

                                                Solo & Rogue Two Duo Performances, Lubbock, Texas

January 2016               The 38th United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium,

                                                Solo Performance, Winchester, Virginia

October 2015              The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors

National Conference, Solo Performance, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

July 2015                     The 17th World Saxophone Congress, Solo Performance, Strasbourg,

France

January 2015               The 37th United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium,

Solo Performance, Winchester, Virginia

March 2014                The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

Solo Performance, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

July 2012                     The 16th World Saxophone Congress, Solo Performance,

St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

March 2012                The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

Solo Performance, Tempe, Arizona

October 2011              The College Music Society National Conference, Carolina Quartet

Performance, Richmond, Virginia

April 2008                   The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

Solo & Eternal Quartet Performances, Columbia, South Carolina

 

CONCERTO SOLOIST APPEARANCES

Spring 2017                             Soloist with the Oklahoma State University Chamber Orchestra

                                                Air and Scherzo—Henry Cowell

Fall 2015                                 Soloist with the Midwestern State University Percussion Ensemble

                                                Gradient 2.0—Baljinder Sekhon

Spring 2015                             Soloist with the Midwestern State University Wind Ensemble

                                                The Carnival of Venice—Jules Demersseman

 

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:  REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Fall 2016                     The NACWPI Journal, Vol. 64, No. 1 (Fall 2016)

                                                “The Case of the Missing Saxophones:  The Fallacy of the F/C

‘Family’”

Fall 2015                     The Saxophone Symposium, Vol. 36-37 (2013-2014)

                                                “The Symphonious Saxophone II:  A Quantitative Analysis of the

Saxophone Ensemble’s Original Literature, with a Focus on the

Establishment of Standard Instrumentation”

Fall 2015                     The Saxophone Symposium, Vol. 36-37 (2013-2014)

                                                “The Symphonious Saxophone I:  A History of the Large

Saxophone Ensemble”

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:  SELECTED ADDITIONAL ARTICLES

Spring 2017                 JazzEd, April/May 2017

                                                “Teaching Jazz in the ‘Classical’ Lesson”

Fall 2016                     JazzEd, October 2016

                                                “Getting ‘The Sound’”

Fall 2016                     School Band and Orchestra, September 2016

                                                “Inside the Mind of the Adjudicator”

Summer 2016             The Instrumentalist, June/July 2016 (Online Edition)

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Stop Sax Squeaks”

Spring 2016                 The Instrumentalist, April 2016

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Starting Low Notes on the Saxophone”

Fall 2015                     The Instrumentalist, December 2015

                                                “Woodwind Books for Band Directors”

Fall 2015                     The Instrumentalist, October 2015

                                                “Saxophone Chamber Music”

Fall 2015                     School Band and Orchestra, September 2015

                                                “Playing Both Sides of the Horn:  Approaching the Saxophone as a

Classical and Jazz Instrument”

Spring 2015                 School Band and Orchestra, May 2015

                                                “Alternate Fingerings for Saxophone”

Spring 2015                 The Instrumentalist, April 2015

                                                “Woodwinds on the Field”

Fall 2014                     The Instrumentalist, November 2014

                                                “Intermediate Solo Repertoire for Woodwinds”

Fall 2014                     School Band and Orchestra, October 2014

                                                “Making a Case for the Bass…Saxophone”

Summer 2014             The Instrumentalist, June/July 2014

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Differences in Clarinet and Saxophone

Pedagogy”

Spring 2014                 The Texas Bandmasters Association’s Bandmasters Review, April 2014

                                                “Unlocking the Secrets of Saxophone Articulation”

Fall 2013                     The Instrumentalist, December 2013

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Caring for Single Reeds”

Fall 2013                     The Instrumentalist, September 2013

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Teaching Saxophone Vibrato”

Spring 2013                 The Instrumentalist, April 2013

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  Getting Saxophonists in Tune”

Fall 2012                     The Instrumentalist, September 2012

                                                “Woodwind Clinic:  The Easy Move From Alto Sax”

Summer 2012             School Band and Orchestra, August 2012

                                                “SOS:  Save Our Saxophones...With Quartets This Fall!”

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:  PUBLISHED TRANSCRIPTIONS

Spring 2017                 Franz Schubert/trans. Andrew J. Allen.  “Der Lindenbaum” from

Winterreise for alto saxophone and piano.  Dallas, TX:  Lovebird

Publications, 2017.

Spring 2017                 Franz Schubert/trans. Andrew J. Allen.  “Der Leiermann” from Winterreise

for tenor saxophone and piano.  Dallas, TX:  Lovebird Publications,

2017.

Fall 2016                     Giovanni Gabrieli/trans. Andrew J. Allen.  Diligam Te Domine for

saxophone octet.  Medfield, MA:  Dorn Publications, 2016.

Fall 2016                     John Dowland/trans. Andrew J. Allen.  Come Again, Sweet Love for

saxophone quartet.  Medfield, MA:  Dorn Publications, 2016.

Fall 2016                     Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina/trans. Andrew J. Allen.  Adoramus Te for

saxophone quartet.  Medfield, MA:  Dorn Publications, 2016.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

January 2017-Present The Saxophone Symposium:  Regular Review Contributor

August 2016-Present   The NACWPI Journal:  Regular Review Contributor

January 2014-Present Saxophone Today:  Regular writer of “Repertoire Today” column

 

SELECTED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

Spring 2017                             The 39th United States Navy Band International Saxophone

Symposium:  Lecture—The Case of the Missing

Saxophones:  The History of the F/C “Family”

Fall 2016                                 The College Music Society National Conference:  Lightning Talk—

From Specialist to Generalist:  Making the Transition From Graduate School to the First Tenure-Track Job

Spring 2016                             The 38th United States Navy Band International Saxophone

Symposium:  Lecture—The Saxophone at the Gates of

Hell:  Sigurd Rascher and the Weimar-era Repertoire

Fall 2015                                 The National Association of College Wind and Percussion

Instructors National Conference:  Lecture—The

Symphonious Saxophone:  A History of the Large

Saxophone Ensemble

Summer 2015                         The 17th World Saxophone Congress:  Lecture—The Symphonious

Saxophone:  A History of the Large Saxophone Ensemble

Spring 2015                             The 37th United States Navy Band International Saxophone

Symposium:  Lecture—The Symphonious Saxophone:  A

History of the Large Saxophone Ensemble

 

MUSIC EDUCATION CONFERENCE CLINICS

Spring 2017                             The Texas Music Education Association Conference:

                                                            Clinic—Stop the Honks!  Beautiful Saxophone Sounds From

Day One

Spring 2014                             The North Dakota Music Education Association Conference

Clinic—A Clarinet is a Clarinet, A Saxophone is a

Saxophone, and Never the Twain Shall Meet:  Pedagogical

Differences Between the Single-Reed Woodwinds

Fall 2013                                 The South Dakota Music Education Association Conference

Clinic—A Clarinet is a Clarinet, A Saxophone is a

Saxophone, and Never the Twain Shall Meet:  Pedagogical

Differences Between the Single-Reed Woodwinds

 

SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC COMMISSIONS & PREMIERES

2018 (Upcoming)        Francois Rosse:  Olassimo for solo soprano saxophone, world premiere

tentatively scheduled for July 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

2018 (Upcoming)        Robert LemayInto Thin Air for solo soprano saxophone, world premiere

tentatively scheduled for July 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

2018 (Upcoming)        Fang Man:  TBA for solo soprano saxophone, world premiere

tentatively scheduled for July 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

2018 (Upcoming)        Igor Karaca:  Mirror Sign for soprano saxophone and percussion, world

premiere tentatively scheduled for July 2018, Zagreb,

Croatia

2018 (Upcoming)        Jay Batzner:  Reflections on the Nature of Impermanence for tenor

saxophone, percussion, and electronics, world premiere tentatively scheduled for March 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio

2018 (Upcoming)        Kyle Vanderburg:  TBA for soprano saxophone and electronics, world

premiere tentatively scheduled for March 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio

2017                            Aubrey Nelson:  passive-aggressive for soprano saxophone and flute,

world premiere March 2017, Stillwater, Oklahoma

2017                            Andrew FrancisSerenity for alto saxophone and percussion, world

premiere March 2017, Wichita Falls, Texas

2016                            David Biedenbender:  Staying the Night (new version by the

composer for flute and alto saxophone), world premiere

                                                            October 2016, Wichita Falls, Texas

2016                            Greg Simon:  Step Inside for soprano saxophone and marimba, world

premiere March 2016, Lubbock, Texas

2016                            Garrett Gillingham:  Pure Elation for solo baritone saxophone, world

premiere March 2016, Lubbock, Texas

2015                            Jesse Jones:  Leda Monolouge for solo alto saxophone, world premiere

July 2015, Strasbourg, France

2015                            Michael Mikulka:  Five Interludes for Flute and Alto Saxophone, world

premiere February 2015, Norman, Oklahoma

2014                            Jay Batzner:  All the Morning Silences for soprano saxophone, piano, and

electronics, world premiere March 2014, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

2014                            Michael Rene Torres:  Schizophrenic Impressions of NOLA for soprano

saxophone and piano, world premiere March 2014, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

2013                            Yoomi Paick:  Vivid Prelude for solo baritone saxophone, world premiere

March 2013, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2013                            Matthew Fink:  Endless September for alto saxophone and electronics,

world premiere March 2013, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

2012                            Greg Simon27 for tenor saxophone and electronics, world premiere July

2012, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

2011                            Annie Neikirk:  Balloonman for tenor saxophone and electronics, world

premiere March 2012, Tempe, Arizona

2010                            Justin Rito:  Prejudicial Fallacy for alto saxophone and marimba, world

premiere February 2011, Chicago, Illinois    

2010                            Nathan Prillaman:  Let’s Get Real for alto saxophone and electronics,

world premiere February 2011, Chicago, Illinois

2010                            Andrew Francis:  Hallucination I for solo alto saxophone, world premiere

February 2010, Muncie, Indiana

2009                            Michael Mikulka:  Black Sparrow for alto saxophone and piano, world

premiere November 2009, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

2009                            Lee Michael Flatt:  Canon for two alto saxophones, world premiere April

2009, Nashville, Tennessee