Allen Brings

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Allen Brings


Allan Stephen Brings (b. 24 February 1934, New York, N.Y.) is an American composer, conductor and music educator.

Dr. Brings studied at Queens College (BA), Boston University (doctorate), Columbia University (MA), the Berkshire Music Center, and the Third Street Music School Settlement.  In 1962 he was a Naumberg Fellow at Princeton, where he studied with Roger Sessions.

He led an armed forces regimental band from 1958 through 1959.

Brings taught at Bard College (1959-1960), the Weston (Connecticut) Music Center (1960-1961), Boston University (1960-1962), Princeton University (1962-1963), and Queens College (1963- ).  He toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with Genevieve Chinn, performing four-handed piano music.

His compositions include works for orchestra, band, chorus, a wide variety of chamber ensembles, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar and voice.

Dr. Brings twice served as chair of the Eastern Region of the American Society of University Composers.

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