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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

Home: (609) 895 5504

More about Dr. Stephen

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.



Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Knaresborough Silver Band

March 19 • Knaresborough Silver Band are looking for percussion players to join them following their recent success in the Areas 3rd section gaining our 3rd Cheltenham invitation in the last 4 years. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm.

East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band

March 19 • The EYMS Band has an immediate vacancy for a first class Solo Euphonium Or Solo Baritone. With The Grand Shield on the horizon and a sensible concert schedule we are looking for a talented individual to join this experienced section.

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist