Andrew J. Allen, born in 1986, is a distinguished American classical and contemporary saxophonist, renowned for his mastery of all sizes of the saxophone. As an accomplished pedagogue, Allen currently serves as an Associate Professor of Music at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. His career has spanned several prestigious academic institutions, including Midwestern State University, Valley City State University, and Claflin University.
In addition to his academic contributions, Allen holds significant roles in professional music organizations. He is the President-Elect of the North American Saxophone Alliance, a prominent association that unites saxophone performers, teachers, and students across the United States and Canada. This role underscores his influence and respect within the saxophone community.
Allen’s performance career is marked by versatility and innovation. He is a member of the Allen Duo, SAGA Quartet, and the saxophone/percussion duo Rogue Two. With Rogue Two, he released the album “Step Inside: New American Music for Saxophone and Percussion,” showcasing his flair for contemporary music. His solo performances have received widespread acclaim. The Instrumentalist magazine in April 2018 praised him as a master of all saxophone sizes, while the Examiner commended his brilliant performance during his New York solo debut. Additionally, the Wichita Falls Times-Record News highlighted the “savory warmth” of his tone, and The Saxophonist magazine lauded his virtuosic saxophone performance.
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