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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 Spring 2019 2623 Music Theory II Fain Fine Arts Center
    Details Spring 2019 1611 Elementary Sight-Singing and Ear Training II Fain Fine Arts Center C117C
    Details Spring 2019 1033 204 Appreciation of Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111
    Details Fall 2018 3141 Woodwind Methods Fain Hall
    Details Fall 2018 1603 Music Theory I Fain Fine Arts Center C117A
    Details Fall 2018 1601 102 Elementary Sight-Singing and Ear Training I Fain Fine Arts Center C117C
    Details Fall 2018 1601 101 Elementary Sight-Singing and Ear Training I Fain Fine Arts Center C117C
    Details Fall 2018 1461, 1462, 2461, 2462, 3461, 3462, 4461, 4462 Applied Saxophone (All Levels) Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
    Details Fall 2018 1033 104 Appreciation of Music Fain Fine Arts Center C111
    Details Spring 2018 AMUS 4961 101 Recital-Education or B.A. Fain Fine Arts Center C117M
  • 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
  • RECORDING

    Rogue Two (Andrew J. Allen, saxophone/Gordon Hicken, percussion), Step Inside:  New American Music for Saxophone and Percussion.  EQ 146. Tempe, AZ:  Equilibrium Recordings, 2017.

     

    SELECTED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SOLO & CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES

    July 2018 (Upcoming) The 18th World Saxophone Congress

                                                    Solo & Rogue Two Duo Performances, Zagreb, Croatia

    March 2018 (Upcoming)The North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference,

                                                    Solo & Rogue Two Duo Performances, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Feb. 2018 (Upcoming)            The Texas Music Education Association Conference

                                                    SAGA Quartet Showcase Performance, San Antonio, Texas

    Jan. 2018 (Upcoming) The 40th United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium

                                                    Solo Performance, Alexandria, Virginia                    

    September 2017         Electronic Music Midwest

                                                    Solo Performance, Kansas City, Kansas

    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 2017                     The NACWPI Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2 (Winter 2017-2018)

                                                    “A Brief History of Saxophone Vibrato”

    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

    Fall 2017                     JazzEd, November/December 2017

                                                    “Teaching Jazz Through the Big Band”

    Fall 2017                     The Instrumentalist, November 2017

                                                    “What Students Need to Know About Practicing”

    Fall 2017                     School Band and Orchestra, October 2017

                                                    “A World of Difference: Instrumental Music Education in France”

    Fall 2017                     The Instrumentalist, October 2017

                                                    “Tricky Trills for Saxophone”

    Fall 2017                     Teaching Music, October 2017

                                                    “Stop the Pops:  The Secrets of Saxophone Articulation”                 

    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-May 2017Saxophone Today:  Regular writer of “Repertoire Today” column

     

    SELECTED NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

    Spring 2018 (Upcoming)         The 40th United States Navy Band International Saxophone

    Symposium:  Lecture—The True History of Saxophone Vibrato

    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:

                                                                Stop the Honks!  Beautiful Saxophone Sounds From

    Day One”

    Spring 2014                             The North Dakota Music Education Association Conference: 

    “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: 

    “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 Lemay:  Into Thin Air for solo soprano saxophone, world premiere

    tentatively scheduled for July 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

    2018 (Upcoming)        Fang Man:  Spring Bliss 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 and percussion, world premiere tentatively scheduled for March 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio

    2018 (Upcoming)        Kyle Vanderburg:  Austerity 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 Francis:  Serenity 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 Simon:  27 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

     

    LARGE ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE

    2016-Present               The Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Concert Sub):  Dallas, TX

    2014-Present               The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra (Principal Saxophonist):  Wichita Falls, TX

    2014-Present               The Ken Nelson Big Band: Wichita Falls, TX

    2013                            The South Carolina Philharmonic:  Columbia, SC

    2011-2013                   Symphony Orchestra Augusta:  Augusta, GA

    2010                            The Midland Symphony Orchestra:  Midland, MI

    2008                            The Bryan Symphony Orchestra:  Cookeville, TN

     

    CHAMBER MUSIC EXPERIENCE

    2017-Present               The Saga Saxophone Quartet:  Soprano saxophonist

    2015-Present               Rogue Two:  Percussion and Saxophone Duo

    2014-Present               The Allen Duo:  Flute and Saxophone Duo

    2011-2013                   The Carolina Saxophone Quartet:  Soprano saxophonist

    2010-2011                   The Apollo Saxophone Quartet:  Tenor saxophonist

    2008-2009                   The Appalachian Saxophone Quartet:  Baritone saxophonist

    2005-2008                   The Eternal Saxophone Quartet:  Baritone saxophonist