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Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

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Professor of Music Fine Arts Rider University 2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville NJ, 08648-3099 USA


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Steve achieved recognition in the British brass band scene during the 70s and early 80s as an award-winning euphoniumist at the National level and as a conductor. He was awarded a scholarship by legendary composer Eric Ball and conductor of the Black Dyke Band, Geoffrey Brand. He came under the early influence of conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

Steve is Professor of Music at Rider University, having also taught at the Britten-Pears School of Advanced Music Studies (Aldeburgh), Oxford, Princeton, Rutgers and Rowan Universities.

He teaches a variety of courses including theory, history (classical and pop), World Music, the Beatles and Radiohead. He designed a radical new BA in Popular Music Culture that was launched at Rider in Fall 2012.

In 2008 Steve was invited to become Professor of Euphonium at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey where he has subsequent founded the Rutgers University Brass Band in 2011.

He is currently working on a brand new brass band program through the Mason Gross Extension Division of Rutgers University. Steve founded the Princeton Brass Band in 2004 and has overseen the bands prominent rise as a cultural force in the USA.

In 2013 Steve directed the band to be newly crowned National Champions of North America. He is currently a two-term President of NABBA (the North American Brass Band Association).

In 2011 Steve accepted the invitation to become Music Director of the Lancaster British Brass Band in PA.

 

 



Woodfalls Band - Risca Male Voice Choir

Saturday 23 March • St Mary's Church Andover SP10 1ER


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 23 March • Wakefield Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Wakefield WF1 2TE


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Newtown, Powys

Saturday 23 March • The Hafren Theatre, Newtown, Powys SY16 4HU


Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall

Saturday 23 March • The Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton BL1 2AS


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Sunday 24 March • Kettering Lighthouse Theatre. Thurston Drive, Kettering NN15 6PB


Welwyn Garden City Band

March 24 • We are a friendly & sociable Third Section Band with an exciting and varied summer season ahead of us. We have an immediate vacancy for a SOLO TROMBONE player. Our MD is Duncan Wilson.


The Tilbury Band

March 24 • In our hundredth year, The Tilbury Band is currently seeking cornet players and percussionists to bring our band back to full capacity. Could this be you? A friendly 2nd section band, we rehearse on a Wednesday and Sunday evening in our Hall in Tilbury.


Freckleton Band

March 24 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band are currently competing in the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author