Assistant Professor of Music Education
Associate Director of Bands
Office: School of Music, Room 247
Phone: (806) 834-6361
Dr. Eric Allen is Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Texas Tech University. His responsibilities include conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching undergraduate conducting, and assisting with direction of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in instrumental music education from Florida State University, and a doctor of musical arts in conducting from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Craig Kirchhoff.
Prior to completing his doctorate, Allen served as Director of Bands at Sebastian River High School in Florida for over ten years. His ensembles consistently earned top honors with performances at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, the Southern Division of the College Band Directors National Association Conference and the Midwest
Dr. Allen recently contributed to GIA Publications’ Teaching Music through Performance in Band- Solos with Band Accompaniment edition, and his recent research also includes a documentation of the life, work and musical interpretation of conductor/composer Joseph Kreines. His recognitions include four Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association and being named the 2006 Indian River County (FL) District Teacher of the Year. In addition to making music, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife Emily and children, Audrey and Brady.