Dr. Andrew J. Allen

Dr. Andrew J. Allen

Dr. Andrew Allen
Assistant Professor of Music, Woodwinds & Jazz Studies

Office: Fain Fine Arts C117M
Phone: (940) 397-4294
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In response to his recent New York solo debut, the Examiner opined that saxophonist Andrew J. Allen had “performed brilliantly,” and he has been praised by the Wichita Falls Times-Record News for his "savory warmth."   In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, Allen has performed throughout the United States, Great Britain, and France.  Nearly twenty works have been commissioned and premiered by him from such composers as Jesse Jones, Greg Simon, and Jay Batzner.  Allen has received accolades as a quarter-finalist of both the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the International Saxophone Symposium and Competition.  As an ensemble musician, he has performed with orchestras in five states and currently serves as principal saxophonist of the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra.


Allen is one of the most active researchers of the saxophone today.  His articles have appeared in The Saxophone Symposium, The NACWPI Journal, The Instrumentalist, and many others.  Allen has presented lectures and clinics throughout the United States and abroad.   This year, he has been invited to present at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference. Allen is editor of the NACWPI Journal and a staff writer for Saxophone Today, penning the "Repertoire Today" column.


Andrew J. Allen is an assistant professor of music at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.  He has previously served on the faculties of Claflin University and Valley City State University, and he holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University, Central Michigan University, and the University of South Carolina.  His primary teachers include Phil Barham, John Nichol, and Clifford Leaman, and he has received additional instruction from Joseph Lulloff, Claude Delangle, Vincent David, and Arno Bornkamp.  Allen is an Artist-Clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and performs exclusively on Selmer Paris saxophones and mouthpieces.  He is also an Ambassador for Selmer Paris reeds.