Detailed Information for Andrew Allen

Dr. Andrew Justin Allen 
Music
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center C117M 
Voice: (940) 397-4294
 
 

Contact Information

andrew.allen@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Andrew J. Allen, saxophone

Interests

Saxophone performance and literature

Woodwind performance and literature

Large saxophone ensembles

Chamber music

Contemporary classical music

Experimental music

Jazz


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2015 1941/2941/3941/4941    Jazz Ensemble    Fain Hall 
Details Fall 2015 1603    Music Theory I    Fain Fine Arts Center C117A
Details Spring  3893    Music Technology    Fain Hall 
Details Spring  1613    Music Theory II    Fain Fine Arts Center 
Details   1481, 1482, 2481, 2482, 3481, 3482, 4481, 4482    Applied Bassoon (All Levels)    Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details   1461, 1462, 2461, 2462, 3461, 3462, 4461, 4462    Applied Saxophone (All Levels)    Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details   1441, 1442, 2441, 2442, 3441, 3442, 4441, 4442    Applied Clarinet (All Levels)    Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details   1421, 1422, 2421, 2422, 3421, 3422, 4421, 4422    Applied Oboe (All Levels)    Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
Details   1401/1402/2401/2402/3401/3402/4401/4402    Applied Flute (All Levels)    Fain Fine Arts Center C117M



Education Background

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 



Employment Background

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



Research and Publications

Recent National and International-Level Performances 

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

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

Winchester, Virginia

March 2014                          The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

July 2012                              The 16th World Saxophone Congress, St. Andrews, Scotland, UK

March 2012                          The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

Tempe, AZ

October 2011                       The College Music Society National Conference, Carolina Quartet

Performance, Richmond, VA

April 2008                            The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Convention,

Columbia, SC

 

Recent Publications

Summer 2015                       Saxophone Today, July/August 2015 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “Saxophone Music by Composer Dimitri Terzakis”

Spring 2015                          School Band and Orchestra Magazine, May 2015

                                                                “Alternate Fingerings for Saxophone”

Spring 2015                          Saxophone Today, May/June 2015 (Online Magazine)

                “Saxophonist Edward Lefebre & Composer Caryl Florio:  The Earliest American Saxophone      Repertoire”

Spring 2015                          The Instrumentalist, April 2015

                                                                “Woodwinds on the Field”

Spring 2015                          Saxophone Today, March/April 2015 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “The Earliest Saxophone Repertoire, Part II”

Spring 2015                          Saxophone Today, January/February 2015 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “The Earliest Saxophone Repertoire, Part I”

Fall 2014                               Saxophone Today, November/December 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “The Saxophone Literature of David Biedenbender”

Fall 2014                               The Instrumentalist, November 2014

                                                                “Intermediate Solo Repertoire for Woodwinds”

Fall 2014                               School Band and Orchestra Magazine, October 2014

                                                                “Making a Case for the Bass…Saxophone”

Fall 2014                               Saxophone Today, September/October 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “Sigurd Rascher & German Composers”

Summer 2014                      Saxophone Today, July/August 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “The Saxophone Works of Composer Robert Jager”

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”

Spring 2014                          Saxophone Today, May/June 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, and the Saxophone”

Spring 2014                          Saxophone Today, March/April 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “The Spectral Saxophone:  Grisey, Harvey, Lindberg”

Fall 2013                               Saxophone Today, January/February 2014 (Online Magazine)

                                                                “Polystylism in William Albright’s Fantasy Etudes for Saxophone Quartet”

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 Magazine, August 2012

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

Spring 2011                          The North American Saxophone Alliance Update (Online Publication)

                                                                "Review:  The 2011 NASA Region V Conference"

Recent Scholarly Presentations

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

Saxophone:  A History of the Large Saxophone Ensemble

Spring 2015                                          The College Music Society South Central Chapter Conference:  Lightning

Talk—The Saxophone at the Gates of Hell:  Sigurd Rascher and the

Weimar-era Repertoire

Spring 2015                                          The North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference: 

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

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