Michael Allen

Michael Allen Michael Allen, Professor of Music Education at The Florida State University and co-author of "Essential Elements for Strings," died Wednesday August 25, 2010. He was 55. Dr. Allen received a bachelor's degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D.in Music Education from The University of North Texas. He began his teaching career in the public schools of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Following a graduate fellowship from The University of North Texas, he served as string coordinator for the Denton Independent School District (Texas) for eight years.He was appointed to the FSU faculty in 1993. He also served as Coordinator, Director, and Conductor of The FSU String Orchestra Camp. He was named the Florida Music Educators Association College Music Educator of the Year and earned a Citation for Leadership and Merit from the American String Teachers Association.Dr. Allen is widely published and served as Editor in Chief of The Florida Music Director as well as Editor for the national publication The String Research Journal. He conducted honor orchestras throughout the United States and presented string workshops at all of the major music education conferences both nationally and internationally.Michael Allen was a Master Teacher. He was able to inspire people to become better teachers, musicians, and human beings. Dr. Allen taught patience, kindness, love of teaching, love of music, and integrity. Generations of teachers and students will be forever impacted by his lifelong work. Michael Allen was a loving husband and devoted father and is survived by his wife, Terice Diann Allen; children Christopher Lee Allen and Matthew Kendall Allen; mother Mae Young Allen; and sister Jean Allen Harvey. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tallahassee/obituary.aspx?pid=144961859#sthash.it5oJZOu.dpuf
Michael Allen Michael Allen, Professor of Music Education at The Florida State University and co-author of "Essential Elements for Strings," died Wednesday August 25, 2010. He was 55. Dr. Allen received a bachelor's degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D.in Music Education from The University of North Texas. He began his teaching career in the public schools of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Following a graduate fellowship from The University of North Texas, he served as string coordinator for the Denton Independent School District (Texas) for eight years.He was appointed to the FSU faculty in 1993. He also served as Coordinator, Director, and Conductor of The FSU String Orchestra Camp. He was named the Florida Music Educators Association College Music Educator of the Year and earned a Citation for Leadership and Merit from the American String Teachers Association.Dr. Allen is widely published and served as Editor in Chief of The Florida Music Director as well as Editor for the national publication The String Research Journal. He conducted honor orchestras throughout the United States and presented string workshops at all of the major music education conferences both nationally and internationally.Michael Allen was a Master Teacher. He was able to inspire people to become better teachers, musicians, and human beings. Dr. Allen taught patience, kindness, love of teaching, love of music, and integrity. Generations of teachers and students will be forever impacted by his lifelong work. Michael Allen was a loving husband and devoted father and is survived by his wife, Terice Diann Allen; children Christopher Lee Allen and Matthew Kendall Allen; mother Mae Young Allen; and sister Jean Allen Harvey. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tallahassee/obituary.aspx?pid=144961859#sthash.it5oJZOu.dpuf

Dr. Michael L. Allen, co-author of Essential Elements for Strings, received a bachelor's degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University and a Ph.D. in Music Education from The University of North Texas. He began his teaching career in the public schools of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Following a graduate fellowship from The University of North Texas, he served as string coordinator for the Denton Independent School District (Texas) for eight years.

Allen was appointed to the FSU faculty in 1993. He also served as Coordinator, Director, and Conductor of the FSU String Orchestra Camp. He was named the Florida Music Educators Association College Music Educator of the Year and earned a Citation for Leadership and Merit from the American String Teachers Association.

Dr. Allen is widely published and served as Editor in Chief of The Florida Music Director as well as Editor for the national publication The String Research Journal. He conducted honor orchestras throughout the United States and presented string workshops at all of the major music education conferences both nationally and internationally.

Allen was a Master Teacher. He was able to inspire people to become better teachers, musicians, and human beings. Allen taught patience, kindness, love of teaching, love of music, and integrity. Generations of teachers and students will be forever impacted by his lifelong work.

Allen passed in August of 2010.