Virginia Allen
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Conductor • Educator • Arranger


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Dr. Allen Will Be Keynote Speaker at 
University of South Carolina School of Music
Saturday, February 25, 2-4 pm
Free and open to the public 

Dr. Allen will be the keynote speaker and participant in a panel discussion on Changing Perspectives: A Look at Women in Music. The event is hosted by Spark-Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory at USC. It's part of the Spark Topic Week, Better Together: Building Stronger Musical Communities, which will offer opportunities to explore how building inclusive collaborative environments advances the roles of arts in communities across the U.S.
University of South Carolina
Copenhaver Band Hall
300 Sumter Street
Columbia, SC 
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Dr. Allen Resumes Role as Founder and Artistic Director Emerita of Philadelphia Wind Symphony 


I’m delighted to share the news from The Philadelphia Wind Symphony (PWS) that I’ve been appointed Artistic Director Emerita of this wonderful ensemble which I founded in 2011. 

The plan is for me to guest conduct the ensemble each season and to help guide the artistic direction of the organization while I work closely with the Board of Directors. I’ll share the podium in the 2016-17 season with the newly appointed Music Director, Paul Bryan (Dean of Faculty and Students at The Curtis Institute of Music) and Wesley Broadnax (Director of Bands at Drexel University). The concert I’m conducting in the upcoming season will take place on May 5, 2017, and I’ll rehearse the ensemble in the two weeks leading up to the concert. 

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to reconnect with my musical friends in the PWS and with music lovers in the Philadelphia community. I look forward to making music once again with this terrific ensemble!

Conducting Lessons and Ensemble Clinics available online.
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