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Allen Feinstein

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Allen Feinstein


Allen Feinstein is a composer and conductor of film music, classical music, and musical theater.

Prof. Feinstein has been director of bands at Northeastern University since 1990, where he teaches courses in musical theatre, conducting, and music theory.

He has written a number of pieces for narrator and orchestra that have been performed widely, including The Little Engine That Could. In October 2011 two of Prof. Feinstein’s compositions were performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, including a new work, I Was a Teenage Clarinetist, commissioned and premiered by Marguerite Levin.

Feinstein composed and conducted his scores accompanying silent films on the National Film Preservation Foundation’s DVD compilation Treasures 3, which looked at how early filmmakers addressed social issues.

Feinstein’s Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra won the prestigious Phillips Award for compositional excellence from the International Tuba Euphonium Association for the best work written for the instrument between 2002 and 2006. Other classical compositions include a work for piano, oboe, and bassoon, Three Dances, which was a featured work at the International Double Reed Society conference in June, 2010 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Feinstein’s has written the music for several musicals, including At Swim Two Boys, which received a professional production as part of the Northeastern Center for the Arts concert series in 2007. He also serves as Music Supervisor for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, an organization dedicated to creating and producing a new musical each year.

As a conductor Feinstein has led many ensembles in accompanying silent films, and has served as music director for numerous musical theater productions.

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